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15 Dec 21

IIRC and SASB form the Value Reporting Foundation

This week, the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) officially announced their merger to form the Value Reporting Foundation.

This merger is providing a comprehensive suite of tools to assess, manage and communicate value.

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Sustainability , Frameworks , SASB

15 Dec 21

Greenstone launches SASB licensed content in ESG software solutions

Greenstone has recently integrated the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Standards into its award-winning sustainability and ESG software solutions. In partnership with SASB, Greenstone now licenses the SASB metrics, topics and technical protocols to enable its clients to use the SASB framework when reporting on their ESG impacts and risks.

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Frameworks , software , SASB

15 Dec 21

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

Event , ESG , TCFD , Frameworks

17 Dec 21

How does TCFD align with CDP?

The Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) was established by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) in 2015 to review how the financial sector could take account of climate-related issues. Chaired by Michael Bloomberg, the TCFD’s objective was to formulate a set of recommendations to help organisations understand and disclose their exposure to climate-related issues.

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CDP , TCFD , Frameworks

16 Dec 21

Science-Based Targets initiative launches new Net-Zero Standard

The Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has announced the launch of the first science-based framework for companies to set net-zero targets - the Net-Zero Standard. The purpose of this new Standard will be to emphasise the importance of decarbonisation in corporate net-zero strategies.

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Environment , Science-based targets , net zero

15 Dec 21

TCFD Disclosure - FAQs

We had a number of great questions during and following Greenstone’s webinar on TCFD disclosure held earlier this month so we have compiled a list of the most frequently asked TCFD questions.

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TCFD , Frameworks

15 Dec 21

TCFD's recommendations - what you need to know

There is a growing concern within the financial community that climate risks and their associated costs are being overlooked when it comes to the pricing of company assets. A survey carried out by HSBC in September of last year highlighted this growing unease, concluding that half of the institutional investors who intended to increase their climate friendly investments felt they lacked adequate information on climate risk.

Last year, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) established the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) to ensure that climate-risks are incorporated into financial disclosures. Chaired by Michael Bloomberg, the TCFD has released a voluntary framework of recommendations that incorporate sustainability considerations into financial disclosures.

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Environment , TCFD

26 Oct 21

Greenstone to speak on ESG data at Responsible Investment Forum Europe

Greenstone is proud to be speaking at the Responsible Investment Forum: Europe 2021 on Tuesday 9th November. The Responsible Investment Forum: Europe, co-hosted with the PRI, is the longest-running private equity forum focused on bringing together fund managers, institutional investors, and expert advisors to discuss ESG issues across alternative asset classes. The key themes for this year's two-day event will be climate change, the route to net-zero, and the rise of impact investing.

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Event , ESG , InvestorPortal

8 Oct 21

Greenstone announces Managing Partner appointments for North America

Last month, Greenstone opened its first North America office in New York as a result of the significant growth and ongoing momentum it is experiencing in the region. The team is growing fast and this week, Greenstone announces two senior hires to the team – Michael Kelly and Jamie Rantanen – who both join as Managing Partners.

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Event , News