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21 Sep 20

CDP & TCFD reporting: disclosing climate change risks & opportunities

Greenstone has partnered with CDP to hold a webinar on disclosing climate change risks and opportunities. This webinar, on Wednesday 7th October, will put the spotlight on CDP and TCFD in relation to disclosing climate change risks and opportunities. It will also discuss the alignment between frameworks and outline how organisations are using software to manage this disclosure.

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Event , CDP , TCFD

15 Sep 20

SBTi paper on global standard for science-based net-zero targets

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has today issued its initial guidance on the first science-based global standard for corporate net-zero target setting. This paper is the first step to setting a global standard, which will help to ensure that corporate net-zero carbon targets are aligned with climate science.

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Environment , Science-based targets , net zero

10 Sep 20

Greenstone’s investor ESG software awarded Product of the Year

This week, the Business Intelligence Group named Greenstone’s InvestorPortal software ‘Sustainability Product of the Year’ in the 2020 Sustainability Awards program.

Greenstone recently launched InvestorPortal to enable responsible and sustainable investing for private capital investors. This purpose-built Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution enables the collection, management and analysis of Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) data across investments and funds.

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Event , InvestorPortal

20 Aug 20

Webinar: ESG risks and opportunities for private equity firms

As part of Climate Week NYC 2020, Greenstone is holding a webinar on ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) and the risks and opportunities for private equity firms. This webinar, on Tuesday 22nd September at 11am EDT, will discuss the growing importance and relevance of ESG reporting in private equity and the opportunities it presents.

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Event , ESG , InvestorPortal

11 Aug 20

ESG performance and long-term resilience – link stronger than ever

As recently as 5 years ago, ESG (Environmental Social Governance) investing was still considered a very niche activity, and typically, most institutional asset managers that had ESG funds, also known as SRI (Socially Responsible Investing) funds, were managed separately from the mainstream portfolios.

The most striking development over the last 1 – 2 years is that we are seeing more and more institutional fund managers adopt ESG reporting.

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ESG , Frameworks , InvestorPortal

21 Jul 20

Greenstone Enterprise awarded Top Product of the Year for 3rd year

Greenstone is delighted to announce that its Enterprise SaaS solution has received Top Product of the Year Award at the Environment + Energy Leader Awards 2020. This is the third consecutive year Greenstone has received this award reinforcing its position as a market-leader in sustainability and ESG software solutions.

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Sustainability , Event , software

15 Jul 20

GRI & SASB announce collaboration in sustainability reporting

This week, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) announced a collaborative workplan. This announcement is an important step towards increasing clarity and transparency in the sustainability reporting landscape.

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Sustainability , Frameworks

13 Jul 20

EU Taxonomy regulation – key impacts for companies & investors (FAQs)

Yesterday, the EU Commission’s Taxonomy Regulation entered into law, marking a significant step in sustainable finance. The EU Taxonomy is a classification tool aimed at investors, companies and issuers to better define environmental performance of economic activities across a wide range of sectors, and will give clarity to the requirements economic activities must meet to be considered “green”.  

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Sustainability , ESG , Frameworks

8 Jul 20

Why investors are seeking ESG software to manage portfolio data

Across the asset-management world, interest in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) performance has soared since the launch of the UNPRI (Principles for Responsible Investments) in 2006. Integrating ESG factors into investment decisions and portfolio management strategies is increasingly becoming the norm and investors are seeking to better understand a company’s long-term value by looking at ESG information.

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ESG , Frameworks , software , InvestorPortal

2 Jul 20

Aligning global sustainability frameworks - FAQs and resources

Following Greenstone and GRI’s recent webinar on ‘Aligning global sustainability frameworks – the role of software in mapping data’, below are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions, plus some helpful resources.

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GRI , TCFD , Frameworks , EU Taxonomy

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