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Topic in focus: ESG

Topic in focus: ESG

  • KBRA: U.S. Electrical Utilities' Coal Use Fell 55% from 2010 to 2020

    Pointing to regulatory pressures, the availability of low-cost and lower emission natural gas, and the increasing attractiveness of renewable energy sources, global rating agency KBRA published a research report on the significant decline in coal usage by U.S. electric utilities.
  • KBRA: Balancing Climate Change Priorities Never More Challenging for Insurers

    Climate change presents significant risk for the insurance industry on both sides of the balance sheet, and KBRA offers a new metric to help investors dimension an otherwise amorphous aspect of climate risk to specifically move beyond assuming the level of credit risk is related to total emissions.
  • Closing the Protection Gap by Improving Mitigation and Adaption

    Insurers can play a leading role in closing the protection gap by helping people plan to reduce the risk of disasters before they strike, and by providing financial help after, said Denis Duverne, chairman, Insurance Development Forum, and chairman of AXA, in an exclusive interview with Insider Engage.
  • The Russia-Ukraine Conflict and Europe’s Energy Dependency

    As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine intensifies, the international conflict is disrupting global energy supply chains since Russia is one of the world’s largest oil exporters.
  • Stakeholder Pressure Amid International Conflict: Corporations Restrict Services in Russia

    As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine intensifies, companies in the US, EU, and other regions are facing increasing stakeholder pressure to restrict services and product sales in Russia. In response, a growing number of corporations have taken measures to halt business there. Global corporate action on the Russia-Ukraine conflict underscores the growing role consumers are playing in international policy.
  • Breaking Down Barriers for Diverse-Owned Businesses

    For a long time diverse-owned companies have faced a number of challenges when it comes to accessing capital, however business diversity programs are making this a thing of the past, enabling diverse-owned companies to expand their network and unlock potential business opportunities.
  • ESG Engagement Accelerates Among US Insurers

    Over the past two years US insurance companies' interest in integrating economic, social and governance (ESG) factors into their investment strategies has grown significantly.
  • LA’s carbon reduction efforts: progress towards ESG standards

    Carbon emissions reduction targets are often important goals for major cities today, with municipalities and local governments across the globe coming up with individual or joint plans based on existing mechanisms or ones that reflect the circumstances and priorities of a particular city.
  • The challenges of the current ESG ratings market

    The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) issued a “call for evidence” on February 3 as it begins a formal review of the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) ratings market in the European Union (EU).
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