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Most read research buzzes

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    Environmental Defense Fund: Hydrogen Investments Are Everywhere. Which Have What It Takes To Succeed?

    Our recently published article in Forbes focuses on hydrogen, the new regional industrial hubs being funded by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and the vital importance of getting these investments right from the start.

    What's important to know is that hubs could be a gamechanger - an entirely new model for clean industrial development - but that project teams and their investors need to ask tough questions to know if proposed hubs will live up to their promise to deliver real benefits to not just businesses, but the climate and the communities where they are built.

    Are you an investor in a proposed hub? Learn about the 10 key due diligence objectives Environmental Defense Fund has identified for hubs before putting your money to work.

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    "People often only notice when things go wrong, not when things go right, so risk officers are not usually the story’s hero. They work in the background to prevent bad surprises, which go unnoticed if successful, and can easily be the target of blame when disaster is not averted. But with the climate emergency, risk officers are stepping up and could help save the planet. 

    In this article, we explain the six reasons why in fact, Banking Risk Officers are uniquely placed to have a positive impact through their role in managing climate-related risks and helping their organisation take advantage of opportunities." 

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    AIGCC: Greenwashing and how to avoid it (Asian perspectives/guide)

    This is an introductory guide intended for players in the Asian finance sector, including asset managers, banks, institutional investors, and regulators, to understand issues surrounding the growing phenomenon of greenwashing in the industry.

    It addresses the prevalence of greenwashing in financial markets in Asia, and provides an overview of the various forms of regulation and guidance being developed to address it. It provides a typology of enforcement action being taken by a variety of regulatory bodies and actors against greenwashing across the globe, and identifies cases at the greenwashing frontier. It also provides guidance on measures to guard against greenwashing risk.

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    Australian institutional investors have an opportunity to collaborate more with the development sector on funding renewable energy in our region, according to new analysis from The Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC).

    Emerging markets present a huge opportunity for investment, with estimates suggesting they could be worth US$2 trillion per year by 2026.  Many emerging markets must manage the dual challenge of decarbonising their electricity, transport and industrial systems while driving ongoing social and economic development. It presents a vast opportunity.

    However, Australian super funds have been slow to invest in the region.

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    To understand the future of the cement industry.
    • Research 19 cement companies’ approach to reducing their environmental footprint.
    • No more than a one-page summary on each company.
    Detours to be avoided:
    • Cement alternatives, which are not economically viable or are difficult to scale.
    • A background on companies and their businesses.
    • An assessment of the future of cement based on a survey of global regulatory approaches and emerging low-carbon alternatives, focussing on any regulatory changes that could adversely impact the cement industry (two pages max.)
    • Any changes to the cost of moving cement in the last few decades?
    • Identify leaders and laggards in the cement industry (please refer to the company list below). Focus on carbon and water intensity in operations and direction of travel, capital allocation towards reducing future environmental impact, and the impact of carbon taxes on the P&L. A comparison / ranking table or summary would be favourable.
    • Feel free to add to this analysis any cement companies not listed below that demonstrate leadership.
    • Identify two companies looking to disrupt the cement industry at scale.
    Tender specifics:
    Please submit a proposal by email (maximum of two pages) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on how you would conduct this research, over what timeframe and for what price.
    In principle, we support making your research report more widely available.  However, we reserve the right to prohibit or place restrictions on such circulation if we believe that is appropriate. 
    Closing date for application:
    30th September 2023
    Full tender documentation

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    Stewart Investors are looking to commission a bespoke piece of research on four different South East Asian Conglomerates, details attached. Please can you confirm if you would be interested in tendering for this work.
    We invite proposals in respect of any or all of the four companies listed in the Title below, so please include the name(s) of the Conglomerates you are tendering for in your proposal.
    Governance of Charoen Pokphand Group / Lippo Group / SM Investments Group / TCC Group (Thailand)
    To identify signs of improving governance by examining any changes of stewardship and concomitant change sustainability positioning within the Company and its listed and unlisted subsidiaries.
    • Detail any changes in ownership, control structure, key personnel or corporate governance culture at the listed and unlisted subsidiaries of the conglomerate.
    • Identify and detail any concomitant changes in attitude to broader ESG/sustainability issues.
    Detours to be avoided:
    • Repetition or regurgitation of the corporate’s public statements (e.g. in their integrated or standalone sustainability/ESG reports) without evidence of action.
    • UN SDG mapping.
    • Carbon emission targets that are not scientifically evidenced.
    • A background on companies and their business.
    • Analyse the historic standards of corporate governance in the group, as defined by attitude to minority shareholders and broader stakeholders, reliance on political connections for business advantage, and willingness to compromise on best practice governance standards.
    • Identify the direction of travel for the group's corporate governance over the last few years; we would like to know whether this is improving, deteriorating or static.
      • What have been the last three governance issues with the group, when did these occur, and how egregious were they?
      • Has the approach of the controlling shareholders changed since then? Evidence of this evolution is important.
      • Has there been personnel changes within the controlling group that might have precipitated a change in governance standards?
      • Have there been any concomitant changes in attitude to sustainability and ESG issues more broadly.
    • Study ‘Rep Risk criticism’ of each group and evidence positive change resulting from these criticisms. (We can provide RRR).
    • Identify any areas of sustainability/ESG performance in which the group and its subsidiaries are either leaders or laggards. Relevant topics may include but not be limited to labour practices, plastic packaging, emission standards, etc.
    Tender specifics:
    Please submit a proposal by email (maximum of two pages) to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on how you would conduct this research, over what timeframe and for what price.
    In principle, we support making your research report more widely available. However, we reserve the right to prohibit or place restrictions on such circulation if we believe that is appropriate. 
    Closing date for application:
    30th September 2023
    Individual tender details:

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    China’s solar exports booming, up 64% in 2022 despite global trade tensions. Chinese companies’ cost advantage challenges US, EU, and India reshoring policies

    China’s exports were mainly dominated by modules in 2022 – Europe remained the country’s top solar module export market with 56% share, according to Wood Mackenzie findings. But solar cells saw more than 100% growth as the global PV market expanded, with Southeast Asia taking 31% share of China’s solar cell exports. US tariffs on Chinese-made modules have driven module production to Southeast Asia, where many manufacturing facilities import cells from China.

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    BofA's 10 key findings around the private sector’s role in transitioning to a low-carbon future.

    Key takeaways include:
    • What does transitioning to a low-carbon future look like from an environmental, political, and economic standpoint? The private sector plays a key role in answering this question as investor focus shifts from confirming corporates' long-term net zero commitments to unpacking the investments and strategic business decisions that will enable target achievement.

    • Recently, corporate executives, sustainability experts and investors from across industries came together to discuss how to ensure an affordable, reliable and just transition. We learned that new technologies and incentives are driving capital flows to sustainable investment.

    • However, despite progress-to-date there are challenges on the road to a clean energy future, including: Scope 3 measurement and disclosure, a lack of defined regulatory frameworks, and how corporates are using carbon offsets.

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    Navigating climate risks and opportunities in the path to net zero.

    • 'This summary report follows a company call with ESG Analysts convened by SRI Connect in June 2023, and a one on-one call with ArcelorMittal in July 2023. The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) was established in 2015 to improve and increase the reporting of climate-related financial information.
    • But how useful are a company's climate-related disclosures if they do not include the same activities as their financial disclosures? This disconnect presents a challenge for financial institutions to fully quantify portfolio risk.
    • In this report we review ArcelorMittal’s ambition to capture growth opportunities in India while maintaining group decarbonisation ambitions. We look at the question of climate and financial data boundaries and how they can diverge leading to different conclusions relating to net zero transition.'

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    A new report from Planet Tracker, The Sky High Cost of Deep Sea Mining, finds that trying to restore the permanent damage to biodiversity caused by deep sea mining  would cost so much that no one could afford to pay for it. 

    • Large-scale attempts to restore deep sea ecosystems would cost trillions: neither governments nor companies could pay for it
    • Environmental damage due to deep sea mining would dwarf that of terrestrial mining in terms of km3 impacted
    • Planet Tracker calls on financial institutions to support a moratorium on deep sea mining worldwide

    There are many false solutions to the climate crisis, but deep sea mining is one that can still be stopped. More than 700 scientists have warned that if it were to go ahead, it could pose irreversible risks to nature and climate on multi-generational timescale.

    In addition to these significant effects on biodiversity, the report argues that deep sea mining is unlikely to replace demand for land-based mining, calling the claim of proponents that it represents an ‘environmentally friendly alternative’ into question. 



Most viewed job posts

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    The level of inequality in today's world continues to rise and is becoming unsustainable. Excessive executive compensation is a significant contributor to the widening wealth and income gap. As an impact investor, Triodos sees a responsibility in promoting balanced and fair remuneration policies and practices by limiting excessive CEO pay and reducing the pay gap.

    Read about Triodos' analysis, engagement and proxy voting on listed companies that have been identified as having excessive remuneration. 


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  1. (50) abrdn
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  1. (5) Viktor Szabo @ abrdn