ESG News

October 2019

Enel Launches the First SDG-Linked Bond

A subsidiary of Enel, the Italian energy company, issued a $1.5 billion bond where the interest payment steps up 25bps if the company fails to meet specific sustainability performance metrics. This bond marks the first issue of its kind, where a sustainability KPI causes a rate to step up, rather than down. And, the issue was oversubscribed.

Clean Energy the World Needs: Startups Take Aim at Nuclear Fusion

A deep dive on the private companies that are working on commercializing fusion.

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.

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