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The operation and activities led by companies have an enormous impact on the environment, society, and legislation. In return, companies should take more responsibilities to protect the environment and step towards sustainable development goals. On June 17, environmental activists from South Korea, Australia, and other...

As more and more investors start to integrate ESG considerations in their investment decisions, ESG integration is expected to become mainstream in the coming years. ESG analytics provide valuable and useful information to investors on how to choose opportunities in their investment universes and help...

Ranging from monopolistic behaviors and accounting frauds to workplace harassment and environmental incidents, ESG controversies could have significant adverse effects on companies. ESG data vendors like MSCI, Refinitiv, Sustainalytics, ISS, all have scores or ratings to help analyze the impact of ESG controversies on corporates....

From monopolistic behaviors and accounting frauds to workplace harassment and environmental incidents, these scandals could have significant adverse effects on companies, ranging from consumer boycotts to legal penalties. Not to mention, the scandals would damage the reputation of both the companies themselves and their shareholders. ESG-related...

Part 1 of this article introduced the concept of Emissions Trading Schemes (ETS), the difference between carbon tax and carbon market, and the development of ETS in China. Other ETS around the World According to the World Bank, by May 2021, carbon prices applied to over 20%...

Emissions trading scheme (ETS), also commonly called carbon market, is regarded as an effective policy measure to incentivize reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Generally, governments or other designated authorities determine a limit on GHG emissions for participants in the carbon markets and allocate emissions...

As China aims to attain carbon neutrality by 2060, the energy sector faces increasing pressure for vast and deep decarbonization. Hydrogen emerges as a potential alternative energy source to accelerate this transition. According to a white paper on China’s hydrogen and fuel cell industry in...

ESG investing is a new initiative with fast-growing awareness among Chinese companies. It impacts the entire investment value chain including asset owners, asset managers, as well as listed companies and their stakeholders. This initiative is yet to become a mainstream phenomenon in the Chinese...

Amid the rising awareness of ESG issues, Asian governments are prioritizing ESG related regulations and developing rules to push forward more accountable and sustainable development of companies. The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) is proposing changes to its Corporate Governance Code and Listing Rules to...

The Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD), a new global initiative aiming to give financial institutions and companies a complete picture of their environmental risks, officially launched on June 4, 2021. An Informal Working Group (IWG) began the preparation work in September 2020 with support and...

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