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Julia Kochetygova

Former Head of Sustainability Indices, S&P Dow Jones Indices

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Dec 21, 2015

New ESG concepts evolved; Decarbonization was the word in 2015

New concepts of ESG are evolving The biggest shift since the beginning of 2015 has been that the asset owner ideology has changed to involve concepts such as “Impact Investing”, “Natural Capital”, and “Universal Owner”. We have seen initiatives from pension investors that provoked a visible shift away from a purely financial viewpoint to one…


Dec 17, 2015

COP21 and Beyond

 Climate change talks dominated sustainability discussion in 2015 as COP21 approached As we approached COP21 in Paris this year, the core of sustainability discussion was increasingly centered on climate change, which has received a consensus priority status as both the most important and the most pressing subject. The Montreal Carbon Pledge that was adopted in…


Jan 5, 2015

New Words in the Sustainability Story

We all like to discuss sustainability; it is human to think about the future of the planet and mankind. But if it is always the same story (that we need to measure and account for companies’ E, S and G performance in the investment portfolios), in the absence of specific solutions, it could cause investors’…


Oct 1, 2014

Green Bonds, Green Projects, Green Indices and…a Greener World?

Green bonds are a recent market innovation that we first saw only a few years ago. In 2007, the European Investment Bank issued its first “green bond,” which was then followed by a similar bond from the World Bank. Together with the Oslo-based research center CICERO, The World Bank had identified a list of green…


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