Agenda – Audit Committees Question Climate Competency

Climate change has now become the issue of the 21st century. With the conclusion of COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland — bookended by India’s commitment to achieving net-zero emissions by 2070 and the historic U.S.-China agreement to reach the 1.5 C temperature goal outlined in the Paris Agreement — the three largest polluters in the world…

MSCI Introduces ESG Ratings & Climate Search Tool

We are proud to be a leader in driving ESG and Climate transparency to help provide investors with much needed clarity as they sharpen their focus on the financial impact of climate change and raise awareness of the value of ESG data and ratings and improve disclosure standards. Our public ESG Ratings & Climate corporate…

GM says it supports Build Back Better… and the lobbying campaign to kill it

Judd Legum’s Popular Information reports on the inconsistency between corporate rhetoric in support of the Biden bill and the lobbying in opposition. So do the companies that have been outspoken about the need for significant climate investments support BBB? Or do they support efforts by the Chamber and the Business Roundtable to kill the legislation?…

Short supply of green assets ‘may create bubble’ | Business | The Times

A shortage of suitable environmentally friendly assets for pension schemes to invest in could contribute to a “green asset bubble”, MPs have warned. The Commons’ work and pensions select committee said that pension schemes had the potential to help economies to cut emissions, but warned that there were only a limited number of suitable assets…

Lying, Not Changing: The Fossil Fuel Industry Pretends to Care

Chris Walker of The Daily Poster attended a fossil fuel industry conference. He noted that while a keynote panel was titled “Combating Climate Change Together,” the combat was directed more at science and real-life efforts to address the climate crisis. A major rebranding effort is currently under way as fossil fuel interests like the Colorado…

Agenda – Investors To Back Off Say-on-Climate Proposals

What Agenda calls backing off may just be a shift in response to the forthcoming SEC rulemaking on climate disclosure. Last year CIFF, along with several supporting partners including CDP, the nonprofit formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, and ESG charity ShareAction, began a new, three-pronged initiative to push companies in the U.S. and…