Financial institutions including HSBC and Bridgewater Associates are backing a public database to simplify access to corporate sustainability data. 'ESG Book', created by data firm Arabesque, aims to standardise multiple corporate disclosures from around the world.
Next week, representatives from countries worldwide will haggle on strategies to drive down emissions and barter on policies to prevent a climate crisis. Here is your guide to the key debates and issues.
Niccolò Manych and Jan Steckel
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Based on financial inputs from overseas, 40 per cent of 'committed emissions' from a sample of coal plants that have been built or proposed since 2015 could be attributed to these nations – with most of the remainder coming from Chinese banks.
Carlo Ratti and Richard Florida –
Far from rendering cities obsolete, the pandemic has unlocked an ever-broader potential for renaissance – what the economist Joseph Schumpeter famously called 'creative destruction' on an urban scale.
According to a new report, the fashion industry still remains biased towards white men, and employees of colour in the industry feel like they don't belong. Inequality in fashion is a systemic issue that will require collective action.
The signing on 15 November 2020 of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement concluded 8 years of negotiations among members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Australia, the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Japan, the Republic of Korea (ROK), and New Zealand.
Covid-19 has reminded humanity of the critical importance of a strong and functioning food system. With a quarter of a billion people facing acute hunger by the end of the year, bold collective action cannot wait.