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Regulatory Intervention for ESG Ratings: EASRA’s Position and the Significance of Regulations for ESG Rating Providers

ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) ratings are one of the simplest yet most comprehensive methods available to evaluate the sustainability and ethical practices of a company. ESG ratings or scores, presented in the form of a numeric or an alpha-numeric rating, are provided by an ESG rating agency or ESG rating providers using certain frameworks and methodologies.... Read More »

Financial Inclusion and Smallholder Banks - Trends in Financial Inclusion and Accessibility to Marginalized Communities

Financial Inclusion refers to the efforts made by banks and financial companies to make financial products and services available to different classes of people and businesses, irrespective of personal net worth or commercial scale.... Read More »

ESG Investing –Trends and Themes of ESG Investments and Stakeholder Concerns

ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) investments have become increasingly important in today's world as they offer several benefits which go beyond traditional financial considerations. By integrating ESG considerations into investment decisions, investors can better identify and manage potential risks associated with climate change, regulatory compliance, supply chain issues, labor practices, and governance issues.... Read More »

South Asian Giants in ESG - Sustainability Initiatives, Regulations and Policy Landscape in China, Japan, Singapore

ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) investing is catching up with the pace in Asia and is expected to grow in the coming years. According to Accenture’s 2022 Wealth Management Survey in Asia ESG investing has the potential to become a popular choice amongst investors with 70% of investors in Asia having invested or planned to invest in assets and products related to ESG.... Read More »

Climate Tech Industry – Investments, Trends, and Challenges

The climate tech industry, also known as the clean technology or cleantech industry, refers to the sector that develops and deploys technologies aimed at addressing environmental challenges, particularly those related to climate change. Climate tech companies focus on creating innovative solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase energy efficiency, and promote sustainable practices across various industries.... Read More »

New Sustainability Regulations and Implications for Europe (As outlined in European Commission Work Programme)

The European Commission Work Programme (CWP) is an annual document that outlines the Commission's priorities and initiatives for the upcoming year. The document sets out the actions and legislative proposals which the Commission plans to take for achieving its futuristic developmental objectives and prioritize EU's policies and programs for the year.... Read More »

Sharia-compliant ESG Investment and Inclusion of Islamic Finance

Sharia investment also known as Islamic finance or Halal investing refers to the field which encourages businesses and individuals to raise capital on the principles of Sharia or Islamic law. These principles prohibit investments in certain sectors such as gambling, tobacco, alcohol, and companies that produce products or services considered harmful or unethical.... Read More »

ESG Landscape in the Middle East Region – Regulation, Investments, Latest Initiatives by Industry Participants

With more than 1/3rd of the global oil resources located in the Middle East as of 2021, Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) is becoming an increasingly important factor for businesses in the Middle East as this region strives to improve sustainability and social responsibility.... Read More »

Understanding the Environmental Pillar In ESG

The Environmental Pillar for ESG framework underlines the organization’s environmental impact, carbon footprint, resource management, and environmental sustainability. The environmental policies in the corporate sector are becoming a mandate to comply with the broader scale of ESG as the trend of anticipating environmental sustainability in business models has become the new normal... Read More »

Tracking the Right ESG Metrics

ESG metrics comprise the necessary flags where practitioners need to resolve the concerns that can create roadblocks to the overall smooth functioning of the organization. However, with the pursuit of metrics and parameters, tracking down the right metrics comprehensively can be a real challenge encountered by business corporations.... Read More »

Three Major Significances of ESG in the Corporate Environment

Corporatism involves a vast number of policies at the organizational level that structure and define the rights and responsibilities of the interest groups and stakeholders. The interest groups may comprise of external shareholders and investors.... Read More »

ESG Lexicon - Standard Terms and Definitions Used Globally

A list of officially recognozed terms, and their definitions used by ESG professionals worlwide.... Read More »

Fundamentals of Astra - ESG Compliance and Metrics

ESG compliance is fast growing and exercises a significant impact on the business decisions of an organization to function smoothly. It is imperative that a corporation needs to adapt to the fast-changing needs of the market to continue through its dynamics, however, measuring the impact of the change and driving toward the right value is a real challenge... Read More »