ESG InFocus
February, 2021
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State of Green Business 2021
The annual State of Green Business report, now in its 14th year, looks at some of the trends and metrics that define how well sustainable businesses are doing. Despite challenges in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, sustainability remained a priority for many companies. Sustainable funds also experienced record inflows during 2020.

Access the full report to discover key trends for 2021 and much more.
Latest Research & Insights
Sustainability In 2021: A Bird's-Eye View Of The Top Five ESG Topics
S&P Global Ratings expect the ESG landscape to continue to evolve as current ESG issues mature, new themes emerge, and the growing awareness of the intersections between our global society and the natural world make ESG even more pertinent. S&P Global Ratings also shared the top five ESG topics that they anticipate will dominate 2021.

[Webinar Q&A] Beyond ESG with Sir Ronald Cohen
Read this webinar Q&A to find out what your industry peers asked in our recent webinar featuring Sir Ronald Cohen.

[Video] How Deeper Data Impacts ESG Investing
What’s the material impact of the ESG data and scores on index construction and risk/return? See this video featuring S&P DJI’s Jaspreet Duhra, UBS Asset Management’s Andrew Walsh, and S&P Global’s Manjit Jus as they discuss the increasingly important role of market-leading ESG assessments.

Top Stories: Environmental
Why just transition, environmental justice are key to any climate plan
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Enel to get out of gas by 2050, says carbon capture 'will not solve the problem'
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Japan's carbon neutrality goal could be more bane than boon for banks
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Top Stories: Social
US Supreme Court justices hear arguments in climate case with broad implications
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BlackRock's Fink presses companies to start planning for a 'net zero world'
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In ESG era, 'hunker down, hope it will pass' no longer a viable CEO strategy
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Top Stories: Governance
Biden issues order to combat climate change 'at home and abroad'

Stakeholder capitalism gains traction as companies commit to new ESG metrics
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Heartened by net-zero pledges, advocates look for corporate climate action
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