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  • IPE - January 2022
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    Special report - Sustainability & Reporting

    January 2022 (Magazine)

    Increasing levels of ESG investing require greater transparency across the value chain, not least from companies. Enter the International Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, which will take shape this year and which is currently recruiting 11 inaugural board mem

  • Martijn Bos
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    Viewpoint: Eumedion welcomes a fruitful start on standards

    January 2022 (Magazine)

    IPE questioned Martijn Bos, policy adviser at the Dutch institutional investor corporate governance and sustainability forum Eumedion, about the new ISSB

  • Judson Berkey
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    Viewpoint: Transparency is set to transform ESG reporting

    January 2022 (Magazine)

    Three things to keep in mind as the International Sustainability Standards Board starts work on sustainability standards

  • Taking steps on standards
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    ISSB: A new body for sustainability standards

    January 2022 (Magazine)

    As it comes to life, the new International Sustainability Standards Board faces a complex path towards harmonisation of fragmented frameworks 

  • Stefan Gerlach
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    The importance of defining inflation

    December 2021 (Magazine)

    Investors must reflect on the nature and components of the current rise in inflation

  • Total AUM committed to fossil fuel divestment
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    Energy: Are pension funds missing out in the rush to decarbonise?

    December 2021 (Magazine)

    As investors divest from fossil fuels, others are stepping in, and the result is not lower emissions from the hydrocarbon industry 

  • Atkinson, Kris (1)
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    NextGenEU: Towards a new euro yield curve?

    December 2021 (Magazine)

    Bonds designed to support member states hit hardest by the pandemic look set to become a new safe asset

  • Tapan Datta
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    Outlook: New challenges await

    December 2021 (Magazine)

    Inflation rising above central bank targets in both the US and Europe threatens the global economy as it recovers from the shock of COVID-19. The impact on interest rates and growth is unclear, leaving investors with a dilemma on their hands. Should they continue to maintain a risk-on stance or raise their defences against potentially higher volatility throughout next year? At this time of uncertainty, IPE asked a selection of CIOs and strategists to comment about their asset allocation priorities for 2022 and beyond

  • Compass
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    Special Report - Prospects 2022

    December 2021 (Magazine)

    It’s all about inflation, stupid! Well, yes and no. While inflation is one of the top concerns raised by contributors to our vox-pop section on the economic outlook, growth and interest rates feature highly too. On the topic of inflation, EFG Bank’s Stefan Gerlach outlines why inventors should look at the underlying components of headline inflation numbers. We also look at the NextGenerationEU bond issuance programme, and the implications on the bond market. And energy specialist Cyril Widdershoven outlines the case for oil and gas as a transition play.

  • Hari Balkrishna
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    What makes an “impact” investment manager?

    Towards Net Zero: COP26 and Beyond

    Understanding the required foundation to build, manage, and measure an impact portfolio.

  • Caroline Le Meaux
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    Stewardship: Heavy-lifting network

    Towards Net Zero: COP26 and Beyond

    Groups like Climate Action 100+ can help index managers to target their investment heft in engagement with individual companies 

  • Geographic Distribution of TCFD Supporters
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    The global race to net zero

    Towards Net Zero: COP26 and Beyond

    Leading global asset managers aiming to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

  • Actiam fig 3
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    Future proof: impact investing

    Towards Net Zero: COP26 and Beyond

    Impact investing is trending. The International Finance Corporation (IFC) estimates that investor appetite could grow to USD 26 trillion, with as much as USD 5 trillion of that in private markets. Looking at the market size of impact investing, the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) currently estimates that it was USD 715 billion at the end of 2019, with private debt attracting the highest capital allocation (34%). The huge gap between potential demand and the current market size shows that there is great potential for the impact investing market to grow.

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    Net Zero and Just Transition for Pension Funds

    Towards Net Zero: COP26 and Beyond

    The Conference of the Parties (COP) 26 in Glasgow represents a new milestone in the global fight against climate change, with a more climate-friendly US administration and growing mobilisation in favour of “Net Zero”. Six years on from the Paris agreement, the objective is clear: limiting temperature rise to well below 2°C above pre-industrial averages, which means reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, and halving them by 2030.

  • Opening the ‘S’ frontier
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    Opening the ‘S’ frontier

    Towards Net Zero: COP26 and Beyond

    Why investors should care about the ‘S’ in ‘ESG’

  • Young-jin Choi
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    Strategy: Focus on real-world GHG

    Towards Net Zero: COP26 and Beyond

    A portfolio decarbonisation framework for real-world greenhouse gas emissions impact 

  • Academic research largely substantiates a case for managing ESG with more focus rather than doing everything less well
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    In search of an ESG standard in a sea of ESG ‘standards’

    Towards Net Zero: COP26 and Beyond

    International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) have given us the tools to compare and evaluate revenue streams from vastly different sectors and industries. For example, we can calculate and contrast a firm that sells agricultural products in Germany vs. a firm that offers cloud computing services in Singapore.

  • Hydrogen production
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    The prospects for green energy

    Towards Net Zero: COP26 and Beyond

    Hydrogen and other green energy sources are beginning to attract private capital at scale

  • Marie Brière
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    Green sentiment and its effects

    Towards Net Zero: COP26 and Beyond

    A new type of index could help track demand for green assets

  • An aerial view of Cushing oil storage hub in Texas
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    Spatial finance: A data-driven perspective on industrial output

    Towards Net Zero: COP26 and Beyond

    Artificial intelligence-enabled spatial finance data could help overcome poor and lagging data disclosure by listed and private companies