TRENDSETTERS: Corporates accelerate green action but investors urge more, says research

Research shows investors, companies and governments must move faster and further in ESG progress; UOB sets sustainability bond benchmark in Singapore; and AIA creates variable capital company in Singapore.

A new global survey of companies and institutional investors commissioned by ING shows the benefits of Covid-19 in accelerating the green transformation plans of many companies but with investors demanding more hard environmental targets.

As a result, all stakeholders must move faster and further in making environmental, social and governance ESG progress as the pandemic raises the bar for ambition.

Some of the take-aways of the report, 'Now or never A new bar for sustainability', include

  • The majority of corporates 57% have accelerated green transformation plans as a result of the pandemic
  • Less than one in...
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