Blackstone appoints new Global Head of ESG

The investment management firm is looking to embed ESG at the heart of its investments and policies going forward

KPMG to invest $1.5bn into ESG strategy

It is looking to educate its own employees, help its clients reach net zero and spread sustainable change on a global scale

Schneider Electric tops sustainability table for its sector

It has been rated by Vigeo Eiris based on its environmental and climate-based work

Is sustainability still a priority for UK businesses in the aftermath of COVID?

If you ask Gill Alker, Head of Consultancy at AMP Clean Energy, the answer is a resounding yes

Abris Capital commits to carbon-neutral portfolio by 2025

Its commitment to carbon-neutrality starts with measurements of the carbon footprint of all companies in its portfolio

MUFG Union Bank launches ‘green deposits’ to help the environment

It will use clients’ deposited funds to finance projects including energy efficiency and renewable energy

Swiss fragrance company Firmenich targets carbon neutrality by 2025

It also aims to have carbon positive operations and become water neutral in water-stressed areas by 2030

Aviva Investors pledges £1bn green loans for real estate sector by 2025

It will set out specific requirements for real estate borrowers to adhere to, in order to reduce carbon emissions from buildings

Association of Serbian Banks joins Sustainable Banking Network

The Network consists of 41 member countries, representing around $43tn or 86% of the total banking assets in emerging markets, aiming to transform their financial sectors towards sustainability

Scottish Widows to divest £440m from companies that pose significant ESG risk

The pension provider’s new policy will exclude companies which derive more than 10% of their revenue from thermal coal and tar sands