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Nearly Half of Gen Z and Millennials Reject Employers Over Climate Concerns: Deloitte Survey

A recent Deloitte survey reveals that nearly half of Gen Z and millennials have rejected employers due to climate concerns, highlighting the growing importance of environmental values in career choices. The 2024 survey, engaging nearly 23,000 respondents across 44 countries, shows that these generations prioritize job satisfaction, purpose, and sustainability. With the cost of living…

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Sustainable Finance

UKSIF Research: £100bn AUM Could Shift to Sustainable Finance with Improved Policies

UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) research reveals that more favorable policies could shift up to £100 billion in assets under management (AUM) towards sustainable finance in the UK. The report highlights that 69% of finance sector decision-makers believe uncertainty over sustainability policy limits UK investment. Additionally, 95% of large UK finance firms would…

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Corporate Net-Zero Standard

SBTi Announces Major Revision of Corporate Net-Zero Standard, Outlines Objectives and Timeline

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has unveiled plans for a significant update to its Corporate Net-Zero Standard, detailing the objectives, scope, deliverables, provisional timeline, and stakeholder engagement opportunities. The revision aims to align with the latest scientific insights, address scope 3 target challenges, integrate continuous improvement, and enhance interoperability with other frameworks. Key steps…

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ESG and Sustainability

EU Finalizes Guidelines to Combat Greenwashing in “ESG” and “Sustainability” Fund Names

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has finalized new guidelines to tackle greenwashing in the investment sector. These guidelines require that at least 80% of investments in ESG or sustainability funds meet specific environmental, social, or governance criteria. The rules also set exclusion criteria for various sustainability-related terms to prevent misleading fund names. Scheduled…

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Renewable Energy

Australian Government Unveils $15 Billion Investment to Boost Renewable Energy, Critical Minerals

The Australian government has announced a substantial A$22.7 billion ($15.0 billion) investment package to enhance domestic manufacturing and renewable energy sectors. This initiative aims to reduce Australia's dependence on foreign suppliers, boost economic resilience, and position the nation as a leader in the global transition to net zero. Key investments include $3.2 billion for the…

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Reduce Methane Emissions

Biden-Harris Administration Finalizes Rule to Reduce Methane Emissions in Oil and Gas Sector

The Biden-Harris Administration has finalized a new EPA rule to strengthen methane emissions reporting for the oil and gas sector, mandated by the Inflation Reduction Act. This rule aims to improve transparency and accountability by using advanced technologies such as satellite data to identify and quantify emissions accurately. This initiative is part of a broader…

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Net Zero

54% of Global CEOs are Committed to Decarbonizing Their Business to Reach Net Zero: EY Survey

According to a recent EY survey, 54% of global CEOs are committed to decarbonizing their businesses to achieve net zero, reflecting a significant rise in prioritizing sustainability over the past year. While CEOs currently focus on AI transformation to enhance productivity, their long-term strategy includes creating new revenue streams aligned with net-zero goals. Despite this…

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Advance Sustainable Finance in Emerging Economies

EU High-Level Expert Group Proposes 10 Steps to Advance Sustainable Finance in Emerging Economies

The EU High-Level Expert Group (HLEG) on Scaling Up Sustainable Finance in Low and Middle-income Countries has released its final report, presenting 10 key recommendations to the European Commission. These steps aim to enhance private capital mobilization for sustainable projects, bridging the substantial financing gap for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) estimated at USD 3.9…

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Sustainable Finance and FinTech

UK and Singapore Enhance Cooperation in Sustainable Finance and FinTech

The United Kingdom and Singapore have reaffirmed their commitment to advancing sustainable finance and fintech innovation during the 9th UK-Singapore Financial Dialogue. Key outcomes include collaborative efforts to scale transition finance, the adoption of International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) standards for consistent sustainability disclosures, and initiatives to mobilize private capital for green infrastructure projects in…

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London Metal Exchange

London Metal Exchange (LME) Plans for Aluminium Producers to Submit Carbon Emission Data by 2025

The London Metal Exchange (LME) is set to require aluminium producers to submit verified carbon emission data by 2025. This initiative, aligned with the EU’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), aims to mitigate carbon leakage and ensure that imported goods incur comparable carbon costs to those paid by EU domestic producers. This requirement will leverage…

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