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Eight in ten 'sustainable' funds in Europe hold fossil fuel stocks. Writing for Capital Monitor, Elizabeth Meager asks whether SFDR legislation is failing. Are the legal definitions provided in SFDR (and supported by the EU Taxonomy) insufficiently robust?

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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.

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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP announced (22 April 2021) the launch of a dedicated online ESG Resource Centre, offering practical guidance across an array of ESG areas including governance, regulatory and compliance domains.

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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 customers now have the facility to track scope 3 value-chain emissions across their business, greatly improving the efficiency of GHG accounting processes.

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PWC outline 7 key reasons why firms should aim to lock in early mover advantage on net-zero targets.

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Research from Imperial College Business School finds that investors in renewable power generation tripled fossil fuel performance over the past decade signalling a decline for legacy energy firms

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A new report from Earth Security outlines the $11.8Bn investment case for mangrove restoration targeting 40 coastal cities

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Deliveroo's IPO has been hit by concerns over the treatment and classification of 'gig economy' workers on which their model depends.

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Abundance Investments and Northern Gas Network team up to finance hydrogen-ready gas network for residential heating.

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