Can Growth And Lower Absolute Carbon Emissions Co-Exist?
A "governance gap" exists between the Fortune 500 and smaller companies, a Yale Law Journal article finds | Retention and promotion - a challenge for DEI, BlackRock finds | Microsoft tries to reduce and emissions and grow at the same time
At CERAWeek, the commitment to the energy transition seemed to be losing, rather than gathering, strength | Oil and gas in Alaska | IRA's bold vision vs regulation and labor constraints | SVB's failure | Proxy season preview
Political realities of climate change | Diversity in PE
Federal action leads with IRA but cities and states working to do more | Environmental justice stymied by ownership requirements for EV school bus transitions | PE has a retention/promotion problem not a pipeline problem
An update to the 2015 meta-study of 2000 earlier articles by NYU Stern | Rockefeller looks at Leaders and Improvers | London Business School looks at ESG disclosure in private equity | Investment Metrics on diverse teams, and Fidelity on the investment results of their retail clients, by gender
A Carbon Tracker chart to show….world is off track for mitigation targets | Progress in power generation, among other places, means 4 degrees by 2100 could be a maximum | Public complacency is still a risk - as public concern may have peaked | The case for climate reparations
A stronger focus on sustainability (environmental and social) is linked to stronger financial performance - especially at the level of individual companies. The evidence is less clear that investment products marketed as ESG-aligned outperform broader market benchmarks. At least three things help explain this inconsistency.
Flows data suggest ESG assets are stickier | US Strategic Petroleum Reserve's replenishment plan: a boon to the oil industry | The fashion industry's giant water habit | Slowing VC activity in alternative proteins
The key to EVs: sourcing key metals directly can help with traceability | The tradeoffs of divest vs. invest | Shell's partnership with ABB: 2.5 million chargers by 2030 | Tesla's plan to source EV metals directly from mines...and it's now more profitable than GM or Ford | Google's Earth Day images of Greenland over time