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Exciting New Partnership to Revolutionize Sustainability Education across the Global Finance Sector

WeESG is thrilled to announce a groundbreaking partnership with the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL). This collaboration will provide market-leading sustainable finance training tailored specifically for the diverse and urgent needs of the global finance sector including banks, investors, and insurers.  WeESG: Leading the Way in Sustainable Finance Training  Founded by former CISL colleagues, …

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Insuring Renewable Energy Projects: Overcoming Barriers and Engaging the Insurance Sector

WeESG has delivered a comprehensive review of insurance barriers restricting faster growth of the renewable energy sector, for The Sunrise Project. The report, compiled with input by global brokers and (re)insurers, examined all aspects of the industry’s value chain, seeking to identify areas where efforts could be focused to help overcome these barriers. This is …

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How to achieve systemic resilience: The vital role of universal owners in navigating ‘unhedgeable risks’

  Clarisse A. Simonek explains why investors, in particular ‘universal owners’, need to work together to tackle systemic risks and create an orderly transition in the face of ‘unhedgeable risks’ In recent years, there has been a growing recognition among institutional investors that traditional investment strategies, focused solely on seeking alpha, fall short in addressing …

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Why ‘Nature’ matters for Financial Stability

The 2023 update to the Planetary Boundaries of the Stockholm Resilience Centre depicts the stark reality that six of the nine boundaries are now transgressed. As the world grapples with the urgency in addressing climate change and biodiversity loss, the finance sector, and its regulators, are increasingly recognizing the role of nature for financial stability. …

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Five reasons why Sustainable Finance is the future for the finance sector

The finance sector plays a vital role in driving economic growth and stability. However, it also faces numerous risks and challenges, particularly in the face of growing environmental and social issues. To address these challenges and promote a sustainable future, the finance sector must start to embrace sustainable finance. Here, we explore the key benefits …

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Climate Litigation: A Real Risk for Corporates and Financial Institutions

Climate Litigation: A Real Risk for Corporates and Financial Institutions Climate litigation is undeniably becoming a significant risk for both corporates and financial institutions worldwide. In recent years, we have witnessed a substantial increase in climate-related legal cases, with not only governments but also private corporations and financial entities, including banks and pension funds, facing …

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Are ESG investors really helping the environment? (Podcast review)

Are ESG investors really helping the environment? A recent podcast by Freakonomics takes a critical look at what ESG investing means in practice and engages some academics and practitioners who are actively questioning its value. Here we summarise the key points of the podcast. --- ESG investing has gained massive popularity in recent years. Its …

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Decoding the Carbon Markets (Report Summary)

Carbon markets play a crucial role in addressing the global challenge of climate change. However, their effectiveness in reducing carbon emissions and driving decarbonization has been limited. In this summary, WeESG co-founder Dr Tom Herbstein summarises a recent paper he co-authored with Paul Fisher and Martina Garcia exploring why carbon markets were created, how they …

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