While SFDR is still fresh in investors’ agenda and the Reddit-Game Stop story hasn’t yet been completely archived by the market’s short-term memory, we decided to take a fresh look at the sustainability of short selling. Our ‘snap’ column goes further into who is to blame.
Also in the news, we noticed an interesting report on children rights in Southeast Asia, by Stockholm-headquartered Global Child Forum which warns that “there is much room – and great need – for improvement”, particularly in the Apparel and Retail industry. Elsewhere, Climate Action 100+ released its first-ever benchmark evaluating the corporate ambition and actions of the largest greenhouse gas emitters.
In Denmark, Lærernes Pension confirmed its commitment to 10% of the HSBC Real Economy Green Investment Opportunity (REGIO) GEM Bond Fund’s assets. Meanwhile, in Sweden, Länsförsäkringar has announced the funding of a new research project that applies artificial intelligence to responsible investment called “ESG prediction” to identify companies with high sustainability risks.
We also noted an interesting analysis on carbon pricing published by State Street‘s Active Fundamental Equities team.
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