How ESG factors are fundamental drivers of business value
2021 sees the introduction of two new mandatory reporting areas for asset managers and investors, shining a light on ESG factors that they will be using to make investment and pricing decisions.
Director of Financial Services at Carbon Intelligence, James Hilburn spoke to Raconteur for their report on Sustainable Investing, about the Task Force on Climate-Related Disclosures (TCFD) and the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) and how fund managers will use them to make investment decisions.
James Hilburn explains ‘ESG reporting disclosures have come to the fore by shining a light on those elements of a business that were previously rather unknown’ He points out that ‘the winners will be the ones that make climate-resilient ESG performance a board-level priority and harness it to create lasting value and competitive advantage’.
The full report was published in conjunction with UNPRI, UKSIF and AIMA and features articles from Nuveen, Pollen Street Capital, Bloomberg, Close Brothers and Travers Smith. Topics include the increasing demand for sustainable buildings, the viability of tying executive pay to green achievements and understanding if finance can help businesses achieve their ESG goals. You can request a copy of the full report direct to your inbox here. Download the full Sustainable Investing Report here.
In addition to our work with corporates like Vodafone and Willmott Dixon, we are actively working with asset managers to calculate and report their emissions and implementing programmes to decarbonise portfolios, particularly in private assets.
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