ESG is at the forefront of everyone's minds. But in a market beset with mixed messages, it can be hard for IFAs to know exactly where (or even if) ESG connects with client objectives.
■ What is ESG?
■ How is it different?
■ Where is it useful financially?
■ How do I communicate it to clients effectively?
We explore these questions and others using real life case studies to highlight the commercial and financial impact of ESG - helping you put client interests in centre-focus.
Tesco launches sustainable supply chain finance
Tesco is set to become the first UK retailer to offer sustainability-linked financing to its supply base. Suppliers will be offered preferential financing rates via Santander’s market leading supply chain finance platform - incentivising suppliers to make positive changes to their business while tracking performance and creating a culture of continuous improvement.
Private prisons shunned over ESG concerns
Barclays and KeyBanc drop $840M underwriting deal to support the construction of two privatised prisons in the US, following ESG driven objections. In an open letter, investors lambast a business model predicated on "continued captivity" & designed to "perpetuate mass incarceration".
Salesforce announces Scope 3 Emissions Tracker
Salesforce customers now have the facility to track scope 3 value-chain emissions across their business, greatly improving the efficiency of GHG accounting processes.