The transition to net zero puts existing economic and social models into question, creating a demand for system-wide change. The scale of transformation needed requires buy-in from society but this will only be gained by addressing social issues and making sure no one is left behind.
Financial institutions need to make tough decisions that consider economic, environmental and social impacts to pave a just and fair path to net zero. The rationale goes beyond improving reputation: firms need to consider the spectrum of ESG factors that will unlock shared value for the organisation, the planet and society.
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"Net zero and sustainability are intrinsically linked"
TNFD: Are you prepared for biodiversity reporting?
With the new TNFD draft disclosure metrics, we look at what nature-related information banks have included in their 2022 reporting.Read more
Why the Consumer Duty will empower firms to combat greenwashing
What are the regulator’s intended outcomes from SDR and how are they linked to the Consumer Duty?Read more
Permission to Transition: Enabling a ‘just’ and society led transition
Welcome to our ESG podcast, where today we are going to talk about permission to transition and the interrelationship between climate change and society and how that's required to work seamlessly together in order to enable us to reach net zero.Read more
Common pitfalls when creating ESG & Sustainability strategies
Many companies are setting ESG strategies and ambitions; however, building an effective, cohesive and aligned ESG strategy is not straightforward.Read more
The six key challenges of building your ESG capability – you’re not starting from zero
Financial institutions can use existing capabilities built to tackle net zero and climate change and expand these to support their ESG outcomes.Read more
To avoid greenwashing and drive real change, US firms need to go beyond the SEC’s proposals
While encouraging, the exponential growth of sustainable finance raises questions around how pervasive greenwashing has become in the market.Read more
Avoid greenwashing by creating transparency
Achieving transparency on ESG involves a change in how financial institutions have been operating. Learn how to avoid ESG investment greenwashing with Baringa.Read more
Measuring progress with purpose: a better approach to ESG data
Understanding ESG challenges and solutions in financial services begins with making a vital distinction between ‘sustainability’ and ‘ESG’.Read more
Reimagining the payments function
Right now, there’s a huge opportunity for banks to transform payments from a cost line item into a valuable new revenue stream. We explore what it will take for banks to tap into this revenue-generating opportunity and deliver sustained growth and long-term value creation.Read more
How should superannuation CROs respond to evolving climate change expectations?
For CROs in the superannuation sector, climate risk poses not only an additional complexity but also requires understanding new subject matter compared to traditional risks.Read more
Modernising your 3LOD and risk culture
Financial services' risk functions can’t continue to rely on the same old strategies and solutions. Here are three key questions FS firms should ask to make sure their organisational culture is prepared to meet volatility.Read more
The importance of culture for risk management
When we ask Chief Risk Officers (CROs) what they are worried about, they usually mention specifics like geopolitical risk, credit risk, and cybersecurity risk. But their biggest blind spot is often the most important factor that influences how these risks are managed: culture.Read more