The non-profit organisation said that only seven of the 141 climate-related shareholder proposals made in 2020 passed.
Rainer Riess, director general of the Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE) and an independent advisor to the exchanges, on the equity markets’ turbulent year so far, the slowing IPO scene and the urgent need to create transparent capital markets in the EU.
Despite the Covid-19 induced market volatility across the world’s stock exchanges, the volume of companies listing in the public markets came close to the 2019 volumes, albeit with a mild dip, according to Refinitiv data.
While 2020 has been dominated by the Covid-19 virus, industry experts predict that 2021 would be the year for the vaccine and for Europe to regain lost ground.
These shell companies have taken Wall Street by storm this year. A wave – some would call it a bubble – that has not yet hit Europe.
The investor group with $52,000bn in AuM plans to launch its benchmark in early 2021 to measure companies’ progress.
For a broader review of diversity and corporate performance, Credit Suisse has put together the LGBT 350, a market-cap weighted basked of 350 LGBT-inclusive companies, using external sources to assess a firm’s approach to LGBT+ equality in the workforce.
Sagarika Chatterjee, director of climate change, UN PRI, and secondee to the COP26 high-level champions team finance tells Asset News about the gains in the past five years and what needs to be done to push the pedal towards achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Driven by projects based on this new form of energy, it could triple its revenues within three years.
Early next year, the company will detail this programme, under which outperformance achieved from the share buybacks will be devoted to reducing poverty and to education.