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MENA Region: Shaping a sustainable future

As identified by The World Economic Forum’s Global Risk Report 2021, environmental risks, such as extreme weather, climate action failure and human environmental damage are the biggest global risks by impact and likelihood. The Middle East is especially vulnerable to climate threats and some governments have already taken measures to advance sustainability and increase their […]

Small steps towards better ESG Scores

Investors show a continued interest in the adoption of ESG principles, increasing the demand for sustainable business practices. ESG ratings and a sufficiently detailed reporting on ESG issues meet this demand. Moreover, by participating in ESG ratings, companies can not only increase investments, but also improve shareholder relations. However, there is still a gap between […]

Can ESG practices increase corporate resilience?

More and more institutional fund managers adopt ESG reporting and the tendency is for ESG to be integrated across the whole asset base under management. On policy level, this has also been supported by the Action Plan on Sustainable Finance and regulatory pressure continues to intensify.   The Covid-19 pandemic has not only caused a […]