ESG News

September 2019

Progress Report: Accelerating Action for a Low-Carbon World
The Investor Agenda

The Investor Agenda 2019 Annual Progress Report showcases investor action and progress made on climate change.

To date, nearly 1,200 investors have taken action in one or more of the focus areas of The Investor Agenda since its launch in September 2018.


Decarbonization Factors
George Serafeim, Harvard Business School

This working paper analyzes how integrating 'decarbonization strategies' into a portfolio can lead to better returns and positive alpha.

Examining the Macroeconomic Impacts of a Changing Climate

Written Testimony of Alicia Seiger, Managing Director, Stanford Sustainable Finance Initiative. Prepared for the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy.

Peabody Scraps $800 Million Bond Amid Investor Pushback on Coal

Peabody Energy Corp. scrapped an $800 million junk-bond sale meant to refinance existing debt and pave the way for a joint venture as investors increasingly wary of the prospects for coal producers demanded double the average yield of similar BB rated peers.