Topic Archives: Investors

Webinar: Closing the Sustainability-Investor Relations Gap – Europe / Asia

In this public webinar, SustainAbility Senior Manager Rebecca O’Neill presented the findings of the research report, Closing the Sustainability-Investor Relations Gap. Too few companies get clear sustainability performance messages out to their investors and one of the main barriers is the internal dynamic between Sustainability and Investor Relations (IR) departments. Closing the Sustainability-Investor Relations Gap

Webinar: Closing the Sustainability-Investor Relations Gap – Americas

In this public webinar, SustainAbility Senior Manager Rebecca O’Neill presented the findings of the research report, Closing the Sustainability-Investor Relations Gap. Too few companies get clear sustainability performance messages out to their investors and one of the main barriers is the internal dynamic between Sustainability and Investor Relations (IR) departments. Closing the Sustainability-Investor Relations Gap

How Green Are Your Bonds?

The interest in green bonds has been growing with $694 billion in labeled and unlabeled green bonds outstanding in 2016. Since the European Investment Bank issued the first green bonds in 2007, much of the action has been coming from development banks and municipalities, but in recent years, corporations have been showing interest as well.

What I Have Learnt

Richard Burrett is a Partner at Earth Capital Partners LLP, a sustainability focused investment group. He has spent over 30 years working in international finance and at ABN AMRO played a key role in developing the Equator Principles. He is a Fellow at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. For our finance edition of Radar Magazine we

Shifting Markets & Mindsets: Financing the Sustainable Development Goals

A year has passed since the adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At the time, many set out to ask what it would take to achieve the global to-do list for people and planet. Today, we are still trying to determine how to mobilise various levers to achieve the global goals. One of

In the Spotlight: Crowdfunding Solar Panels, M&S Energy Society

Zoë Arden spoke to Lydia Hopton Property Plan A Project Manager at M&S about how a company that is in the business of selling bras and knickers is looking to its customers to help meet renewable energy commitments. How did the solar scheme come about? Why did M&S opt for crowdfunding? In 2014 we completed

Meet our Network: Dr Steve Waygood, Aviva

Dr Steve Waygood leads the global investment team at Aviva Investors. He co-founded the Sustainable Stock Exchange Initiative and the Corporate Responsibility Reporting Coalition. He is a faculty member at the International Corporate Governance Network as well as the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. He spoke to Zoë Arden about closing the green

Closing the Sustainability-Investor Relations Gap

Too few companies get clear sustainability performance messages out to their investors and one of the main barriers is the internal dynamic between Sustainability and IR departments. This is a key finding from SustainAbility’s latest research, Closing the Sustainability-Investor Relations Gap. The research makes the case for stronger internal engagement between Sustainability and Investor Relations

The Full Picture: Investor Relations Meet Sustainability

The communication gap between Investor Relations and sustainability departments is leaving investors without a full picture of corporate performance and unable to fully integrate environmental, social and governance factors into decision-making. Companies have been working to meet investors’ needs for as long as there have been shareholders. The relationship is complex and increasingly so due

Less Bias, More Bucks: Spotlight on Arabesque Partners

The ESG investing movement – which promotes the factoring in of relevant non-financial data into investment decisions – is gathering momentum, led by a small but growing number of asset managers. Arabesque Partners is one such company looking to lead the way to a sustainable economy through an innovative rules-based, technology-enabled approach to integrating ESG