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Just as climate change and the pandemic have heightened awareness of companies’ environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has turned the spotlight on ESG in new ways. From increased focus on cybersecurity and supply-chain accountability; to human rights and international law; to national defense and energy considerations, our ESG Research Team highlights how the crisis may shape their analysis. We will be engaging with companies and issuers to discuss how they plan to manage disruptions, and to what extent they expect to pass resulting price increases on to consumers.
One notable area of focus amid this crisis is Russia’s sovereign ESG profile. The S issues in ESG often reflect an issuer’s “social license” to operate, and it is increasingly clear that Russia’s economy is losing its social license in global markets. We expect the deterioration of Russia’s sovereign ESG profile to continue to carry over to Russian corporate issuers as well.
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Oyin Oduya and Louisa Boltz discuss the case for impact solutions focused on climate adaptation and share high-level guidelines to help overcome the associated measurement challenge.
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Advancing stewardship on biodiversity: Engagement examples
Members of our ESG Research Team share their approach to and examples of engagements on the financial risks of biodiversity.
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Our IMM practice leader describes common impact investing challenges and suggests ways to overcome them.