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Meeting of Nordic minds

Meeting of Nordic minds
October 7, 2021

A Scandinavian Corporate-Investor Dialogue helped advance the consensus around corporate reporting in the region Scandinavian investors are at the forefront of ESG integration, yet just 32% of the region’s top companies have answered investors’ calls to adopt SASB Standards, compared to 52% in the rest of Europe*. Recently Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), Nordea Asset […]

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From Vision to Reality: ESG Integration Proliferating in Private Markets

From Vision to Reality: ESG Integration Proliferating in Private Markets
October 4, 2021

Robust ESG integration across a comprehensive set of practitioners has quickly become a reality in the private markets. A rapidly rising number of firms license SASB Standards for use in all stages of investment and reporting processes: over the last three years, the number of private markets entities licensing SASB Standards has grown by 8.3x, […]

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SASB Standards Board: Can We Add Clarity to Core Concepts?

SASB Standards Board: Can We Add Clarity to Core Concepts?
October 1, 2021

During Friday’s public meeting of the SASB Standards Board, staff provided a status update on a project initiated in September 2019 to refresh the SASB Conceptual Framework. From its inception, the project has aimed to articulate the Standards Board’s core principles more clearly, rather than to substantively alter them. Background As part of the project, […]

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EDF: en faveur de l’internationalisation des normes SASB | EDF: Helping to Internationalize SASB Standards

EDF: en faveur de l’internationalisation des normes SASB | EDF: Helping to Internationalize SASB Standards
July 22, 2021

Link to English Version below Électricité de France S.A (EDF) est un énergéticien multinational français Leader des énergies bas carbone dans le monde et présent sur l’ensemble des métiers : la production, le transport, la distribution, le négoce, la vente d’énergies et les services énergétiques En tant que société énergétique intégrée, EDF est actif dans […]

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BASF: Integrated Reporting Facilitates Holistic Assessments

BASF: Integrated Reporting Facilitates Holistic Assessments
May 27, 2021

BASF, the German multinational chemical company with more than 110,000 employees worldwide and sales of €59 billion in 2020, has long been a pioneer in shareholder-focused sustainability reporting. With a SASB index presented in an innovative online format organized under SASB’s environmental, human capital, business model & innovation, and leadership & governance dimensions, BASF approaches […]

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Five ESG Disclosure Practices Valued by Investors

Five ESG Disclosure Practices Valued by Investors
May 25, 2021

The number of companies using SASB Standards to disclose sustainability information to investors has increased more than 4X since the start of 2020. As use of SASB Standards grows, best practices for SASB disclosures are emerging. To illuminate these best practices, the SASB Alliance has convened several Corporate Investor Dialogues to share investor feedback on […]

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Total: Transparence Totale | Total: Comprehensively Transparent

Total: Transparence Totale | Total: Comprehensively Transparent
May 10, 2021

Link to English Version below Total, le géant français de l’énergie, a une activité riche en matière de développement durable, étant donné qu’il est présent dans plus de 130 pays et emploie environ 100 000 personnes. Pourtant, les nombreux rapports ESG de Total parviennent à présenter des messages clairs et forts. Par exemple, elle a […]

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SASB and Market Principles: Sustainability-Linked Financing

SASB and Market Principles: Sustainability-Linked Financing
April 7, 2021

Authored by Jeff Cohen, CAIA, Director of Capital Markets Integration, Head of Private Investment Initiatives  Companies working to improve sustainability performance may have an opportunity to leverage sustainability disclosure to access a rapidly growing area of credit markets through sustainability-linked financing. To date, most ESG debt exists in the form of green bonds or other […]

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Yes, ESG Is Complicated. Together, We Can Simplify It.

Yes, ESG Is Complicated. Together, We Can Simplify It.
April 2, 2021

Co-Authored by Janine Guillot and Maha Eltobgy. Janine Guillot is CEO of SASB. Maha Eltobgy is Head of Shaping the Future of Investing and a member of the Executive Committee at the World Economic Forum. When the challenges we face transcend international boundaries, so must the solutions we design. In the wake of Covid-19, the […]

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For GPs, it’s Time for a New Perspective on ESG

For GPs, it’s Time for a New Perspective on ESG
February 9, 2021

Integrating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into the investment process is both celebrated and maligned in private equity. If you look across the industry, you see a lot of encouraging signs from general partners (GPs) taking important steps forward, but also a lot of opportunities for significant improvement beyond surface-level commitments that are unlikely […]

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