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    Wyoming to require disclosure of the use of social investment factors

    The secretary of state adopted the rule because of ongoing concerns about ESG strategies negatively affecting state industries like coal and agriculture.

    By Dec. 20, 2023
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    Unilever under UK investigation for alleged greenwashing of products

    The British competition regulator will scrutinize environmental claims for consumer goods made by the CPG giant, including Dove, Comfort and Cif.

    By Iulia Gheorghiu • Updated Dec. 20, 2023
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    Top 5 stories from ESG Dive

    This year is shaping up to be a formative one for ESG, both on the regulatory and financial front, with the SEC’s climate disclosure rule and the battle over shareholder rights and proposal approvals.

    By ESG Dive staff
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    Companies setting their own carbon prices without global standard: Reuters

    The new analysis from the Climate Disclosure Project has found companies’ internal carbon prices range anywhere from under $1 to $1,600 per metric ton of carbon emissions.

    By Dec. 13, 2023
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    Lidl US’s first corporate social responsibility report outlines a dozen top goals for the company

    The discounter said it aims to narrow its gender pay gap as well as reduce scope 1 and scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 70% by 2030.

    By Catherine Douglas Moran • Dec. 8, 2023
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    Disney says ESG policies could cut into profits

    Oklahoma’s state treasurer said the filing proves taking environmental, social and governance factors into account diminishes shareholder returns.

    By Dec. 4, 2023
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    Bloomberg tool to map data based on UN Sustainable Development Goals

    The company said the enterprise tool is the first to allow investors to assess how corporations are impacting the UN’s 2030 agenda.

    By Nov. 28, 2023
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    NYU’s Stern calls for system overhaul in ESG ratings

    Environmental, social and governance investing should center on companies’ impacts on the environment and society rather than shareholder profit, the report argues.

    By Nov. 27, 2023
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    Global Reporting Initiative proposes climate change, energy standards

    The key focus of the two proposals is on how organizations can cut their greenhouse gas emissions and reduce energy consumption.

    By Nov. 22, 2023
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    Verizon launches annual industry wide climate risk survey

    The telecommunications provider’s move to expand its risk analysis comes in the wake of an environmental and health scandal earlier this year.

    By Nov. 17, 2023
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    ESG conferences to plan for in 2024

    Upcoming events will cover sustainable finance, corporate strategy and governance, climate change, supply chain, social impact and more.

    By , Nov. 13, 2023
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    Environmental disclosure platform CDP to align with Europe’s sustainability standards

    The move will help U.S. companies prepare to comply with the EU’s Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive.

    By Nov. 10, 2023
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    SEC commissioner suggests ‘re-proposing’ climate risk disclosure rule

    Some investors seek broader company disclosures with the aim of promoting social change rather than clarifying stock valuations, SEC Commissioner Mark Uyeda said.

    By Jim Tyson • Nov. 9, 2023
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    Most organizations lack a fully established ESG reporting framework: report

    Heightened scrutiny around environmental, social and governance issues is impacting a company’s operations on every front, including its lease management, according to a study from Visual Lease.

    By Nov. 2, 2023
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    Bain-backed data infrastructure tool ESG Flo bags $5.25M

    The AI-powered platform maker, the first venture from Bain’s Founder’s Studio, said it will use the funding to provide solutions for Europe’s sustainability reporting law and an upcoming SEC climate disclosure rule.

    By Nov. 2, 2023
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    The ‘less tangible’ social data in ESG creates reporting hurdles

    Social issues have historically fallen behind environmental and governance factors, a setback experts attribute to the ambiguity of what the “S” really encompasses.

    By Nov. 1, 2023
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    Bloomberg launches AI tool to help businesses navigate climate risks

    The tool, launched in partnership with Riskthinking.AI, will give businesses predictive exposure data under all of the IPCC’s climate scenarios.

    By Oct. 31, 2023
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    Final TCFD report notes growth in climate disclosures as task force disbands

    There has been “steady momentum” in the number of companies disclosing information aligned with the group’s recommendations, but the report said more progress is needed to mitigate climate risks.

    By Oct. 27, 2023
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    After years of confusion, global ESG reporting frameworks are coalescing

    While the global reporting community has yet to fully adopt the International Sustainability Standards Board’s standards, they are building momentum as a reporting baseline.

    By Oct. 26, 2023
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    Apparel firms rank in top 100 public companies on ESG disclosures

    The 100 Best Corporate Citizens report found that Nike, VF Corp. and Ralph Lauren got top marks in environmental and social practices.

    By Laurel Deppen • Oct. 25, 2023
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    7 ESG trends influencing corporate strategy

    Developments in the ESG landscape directing investor decisions include the consolidation of reporting frameworks, the rise of AI and data metrics, social responsibility and impending regulation from the SEC.

    By , Oct. 23, 2023
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    Microsoft leans on PPAs, energy efficiency, water recycling in environmental efforts

    “Ensuring our buildings are energy efficient is a key first step in reducing emissions,” the tech giant said in its 2022 Environmental Report.

    By Joe Burns • Oct. 23, 2023
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    European Commission delays sustainability reporting requirements by 2 years for non-EU countries

    U.S. companies that have subsidiaries or generate a certain amount of revenue in the EU will also need to comply with the rule once implemented.

    By Oct. 20, 2023
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    How Google is decarbonizing its facilities

    Smart temperature and lighting controls, purchase power agreements and building electrification are all being used by the tech giant to reduce scope 2 emissions.

    By Joe Burns • Oct. 16, 2023
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    SEC investor panel pushes for increased workforce disclosures

    The Investor Advisory Committee proposed a new rule to the agency that would require companies to disclose comprehensive labor data like compensation ranges and employment status.

    By Oct. 13, 2023
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    California bill requires VC firms to disclose investments’ diversity data

    The new legislation mandates venture capital firms operating in California to release annual reports regarding the diversity of the founders they back.

    By Oct. 12, 2023