ET Index Research Blog

“The train has left the station”: Pension Funds and Sustainable Investing after Marrakech

Published by Hamish Stewart on 7th February 2017

Speaking during COP22 in Marrakech in November 2016, Trillium Asset Management CEO Matt Patsky summed up the summit: “The train has left the station and to stand in its way is folly”. Pension investors who are on the train, or still trying get out of its way – and want to deliver sustainable, long-term returns […]

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A $50 trillion opportunity: the road ahead for private wealth & climate-smart investments

Published by Hamish Stewart on 16th January 2017

Globally, family offices and high net worth individuals have over $50 trillion in assets to deploy. By 2025, this asset volume is expected to surpass US$100 trillion. These groups represent a powerful force for good. The Global Impact Investment (GIIN) Forum held last month Amsterdam showed how “impact investing,” once a niche investment activity is […]

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The challenges of corporate ESG reporting

Published by Ravi Patel on 20th December 2016

Interview with Peter Hughes, Director of Sustainability, Pearson Peter Hughes is Director, Sustainability at Pearson, the world’s leading learning company having joined in January 2011. He has overall responsibility to lead on corporate responsibility work at Pearson focusing on environmental responsibility, supply chain and stakeholder engagement. Peter was previously a Director at Corporate Citizenship specialising in corporate […]

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How Do We Maintain Scandinavian Leadership in Climate Finance?

Published by Pekka Piirainen on 12th December 2016

Scandinavian financial institutions are at the forefront of integrating climate risk mitigation into their investment strategies, leading the way in shaping sustainable financial markets. How do Scandinavian asset owners and investors maintain this leadership position? Below, we outline three specific strategies themed around financial innovation and investor demands for transparent and robust carbon data. In […]

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Getting on the right track – Climate-related disclosures

Published by Olivia Seddon-Daines on 8th December 2016

Investor interest in climate disclosure continues to grow, yet only a tiny proportion of companies are reporting on their full value chain emissions. The original guest blog post by ET Index Research can be viewed on the Corporate Citizenship blog. Corporate Citizenship’s report Getting on the right track underscored a very real and concerning misalignment between […]

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One year working at ET Index Research

Published by Audrey Bouveret on 7th December 2016

After internships in two large corporate companies (Airbus Group and HSBC), I decided last year to apply for a role at a start-up in London, ready to immerse myself in a fast-paced entrepreneurial company. After applying on their career website for a “Carbon Data Analyst” position, I was excited to join ET Index Research in […]

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The Paris Agreement

Published by Olivia Seddon-Daines on 4th October 2016

The Paris Agreement – the first legally binding agreement on climate change since the Kyoto Protocol in 1997 – was adopted by 195 Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Paris in December. The Agreement – which commits governments to “holding the increase in the global average temperature to well […]

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Why including Scope 3 (supply chain) emissions is essential

Published by Sam Gill on 1st July 2016

Given that today’s economy is dominated by private corporations and historically just 90 companies caused two-thirds of man-made carbon emissions , if we are to have any chance of tackling the problem we need to incentivise companies and their supply chains to cut emissions. If we are going to ask companies to cut emissions then […]

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Divestment versus Engagement – the battle of two ideologies

Published by Sam Gill on 1st October 2015

The divestment movement has been gathering pace like wildfire over the last few years with over 400 institutions globally now committed to divesting from fossil fuels. Fuelled by the findings of Carbon Tracker and the idea of a carbon bubble, a grassroots, student-led movement has been sweeping across the world putting pressure on institutions, predominantly […]

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