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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

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

28 May 20

Webinar: Aligning global sustainability frameworks – the role of software in mapping data

In the week following the Virtual GRI Reporters’ Summit North America, Greenstone and GRI will be delivering a webinar on ‘Aligning global sustainability frameworks – the role of software in mapping data’ on Wednesday 24 June.

With a guest speaker from GRI, Alyson Genovese, this 45-minute webinar will give an update on global sustainability frameworks, the role of GRI in the current disclosure climate and how software can enable better framework alignment.

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GRI , Frameworks

27 May 20

CDP 2020 climate change questionnaire - changes for the financial services sector

CDP have released their 2020 questionnaire on Climate Change, aimed at helping companies to disclose their current emissions and actions around climate change mitigation and adaptation. The deadline for submission has been extended in light of COVID-19 to 26 August 2020 and the Online Response System (ORS) is now open for users to start entering their information.

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Environment , CDP , Frameworks

4 Mar 20

Greenstone's UN Global Compact communication on progress 2020

Greenstone recently submitted its annual Communication on Progress (COP) to the UN Global Compact. Through this COP report, Greenstone reaffirms its commitment to making the UN Global Compact and its principles part of the strategy, culture and day-to-day operations of its company.

At Greenstone, we understand that we play a role in helping organisations to meet many of the UN’s goals and objectives, including the ten principles of the UN Global Compact (UNGC). Greenstone has been a participant of the UN Global Compact since 2013 and actively uses and promotes the ten principles and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a standard for its clients.

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Environment , UNGC , Frameworks

4 Oct 19

Greenstone joins the United Nations Young SDG Innovators Programme

Greenstone’s David Wynn (Head of Client Services) and Rowan Woods (Sustainability Consultant) have been selected to take part in the United Nations Young SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Innovators Program (YSIP) for 2019 -2020.

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SDGs , Frameworks

24 Sep 19

SASB and CDSB release TCFD Good Practice Handbook

The Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) have released the TCFD (Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures) Good Practice Handbook.

Following the release of the TCFD Implementation Guide in May 2019, this handbook provides real-world examples of TCFD reporting to help companies better understand how they can more effectively communicate with investors about the financially material climate-related risks and opportunities they face.

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TCFD , Frameworks

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