The economic rivalry between Washington and Beijing will shape the next decade of renewable energy, Net Zero Investor takes a closer look at the key elements of their stimulus programmes
COP 28 will revive an old debate about subsidies, it is a vital signal to read
A new amendment to the EU’s net zero industry act has expanded the list of strategic technologies to include nuclear and fusion technology, increasing the range of risks it is willing to take on
What should asset owners take away from the IEA’s flagship report?
Reducing methane emissions is both cheap and technologically feasible. Yet, the current trajectory is off-track
Revising asset management mandates is becoming an increasingly vital part of transition planning.
Akademiker's decision to divest from an Italian fossil fuel giant puts the spotlight on a grey area of active ownership – escalation
Is hydrogen-fuelled sustainable aviation ready for patient capital?
A decade-long boom in private equity asset allocation has left a mist of investor optimism.
Setting climate targets won’t impress investors anymore. Staying on course to deliver, will. Data suggests most companies might miss the mark
Five years of corporate disclosures suggest the commercial viability of water security is hard to ignore.
The Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) annual summit put the spotlight on financing adaptation
At the IGCC Summit in Sydney, asset owners are digging deep on decarbonisation down under.
Asset owners kicked off the Investor Group on Climate Change's annual summit in Sydney earlier today. What to expect this week?
At the world’s first high-level summit on critical minerals, the voice of capital warrants an audience
Will engagement tactics change after the 2023 proxy season? New information on investor expectations offers clues
Climate laggards in Asia tend to have free float of less than 50%, does this affect their climate ambition?
A divestment decision by Norges Bank Investment Management begs the question: do investors have any ethical obligations towards our planet?
With the IIGCC publishing an updated guidance on bond stewardship Net Zero Investor shines a spotlight on the latest trends for bond stewardship.
IIGCC’s new vision to decarbonise the steel industry puts the spotlight on the purchasers
In some parts of the world, predominantly Asia, the state has emerged as the most powerful asset owner. How does this shape decarbonisation efforts?
The world of climate regulation now has its own 'Treaty of Versailles' and it's all about efficiency
Climate-related shareholder resolutions have flowed downstream this proxy season, into sectors such as finance, food and beverage, healthcare and technology. Why?
Thus far, the SEC has primarily protected shareholder interests, making it harder for companies to avoid climate-related proposals
How do companies justify avoiding a climate-related shareholder proposal?
In this 3-part series, Net Zero Investor takes a deep dive into so-called 'no action requests' submitted to the SEC, which disclose a hidden side of engagement
According to the Australia-based Investor Group on Climate Change, the answer is unequivocally yes
This year’s proxy season has pushed a new set of actors to the forefront as environmental advocacy groups are making their presence felt at AGMs
At some of America's biggest banks, shareholders continue a trend of voting against climate-related resolutions this proxy season
A growing number of companies are pushing back against climate and net zero resolutions. How do they defend their positions?
A growing number of corporates are facing investor scrutiny when it comes to their climate policy engagement efforts
A collective statement signed by Australia's industrial and financial sector companies signals cautious optimism down under
Canada's 'Big Five' lenders are under pressure over financing fossil fuel projects. At their AGMs, however, shareholders dismissed all climate-related resolutions
A range of shareholder resolutions filed by investors at some of the world’s largest companies expose relatively new concerns
A shareholder resolution at RBC is taking aim tomorrow at 'brown spinning', reflecting investor concerns over carbon-intensive assets
Achieving scale in climate financing as envisaged by the ETC hinges on targeted interventions and concessional lending
The energy giant's reluctance to address gaps in its transition plan is attracting serious investor scrutiny
The sub-continent's disclosure framework has reached a critical point as investors lose confidence
NZI takes a deep dive into the International Energy Agency’s 2022 carbon emissions report
There is an increasing appetite for engagement and “whole-of-portfolio” approaches to decarbonisation
Private markets increasingly account for a significant portion of GHG emissions. Investors seem to support their inclusion in mandatory climate disclosure regimes
New data shows the bank’s climate-related PPP lending is spreading across the globe. NZI scrutinises the details
Singapore’s Green Finance Industry Taskforce has launched the final consultation on a green taxonomy that will have wide-ranging impact on climate finance across Asia.
If 2022 was the year of waging war against greenwashing, then 2023 could be when we see the unintended consequences – with greenhushing starting to grow.
There is no end in sight to the ‘arms race’ on green subsidies that has been sparked by the passage of the US Inflation Reduction Act.
A report from Standard Chartered makes the case for investors to deploy capital in climate adaptation, an investment theme that currently accounts for just 0.4% of surveyed portfolios.
Pushing retail investors into the historical territory of institutional capital could transform the relationship between boards and shareholders.
The country’s policy reform is a reminder of why definitions matter in sustainable finance and why it is crucial to know what constitutes ‘green’ capital.
The Singapore Stock Exchange has launched an initiative to identify fixed-income securities that are sustainable and not promoted using exaggerated claims.
Capturing carbon is a job half-done – it’s deploying safe and cost-effective storage solutions that is the real challenge.
As the number of shareholder climate resolutions reaches record levels, Atharva Deshmukh discusses how they can be used as part of an effective engagement strategy.
The software mogul-turned climate activist has won a battle to refresh the board of Australia’s largest emitter and is unlikely to stop there.
As a new investor alliance targets climate positivity, Atharva Deshmukh examines this concept and discusses what will be required to achieve it.
MSCI’s Sylvain Vanston discusses findings from the index provider’s latest Net-Zero Tracker, a quarterly publication that evaluates the state of corporate climate targets.
Net Zero Investor’s head of research delves into the World Energy Outlook 2022, a report documenting how today’s energy crisis could change the trajectory of the transition.
When it comes to achieving global progress on climate goals, investors should look to the East.
Carbon-intensive companies appear to have made little progress in disclosing the effects of net-zero targets in their financial statements.
With the London Stock Exchange on track to launch a carbon market, Atharva Deshmukh examines why this approach is becoming popular and highlights the issues and challenges.
Investors are increasingly adopting an engagement approach when dealing with high emitters, but the ‘bazooka’ of divestment could still have its place, argues Atharva Deshmukh.
First-of-its-kind construction facility involves one of the EIB’s largest ever loans.
As the 45th Jackson Hole symposium draws to a close, Atharva Deshmukh argues that central bankers need to pay as much attention to climate change as they currently do to inflation.