Environmental, social and governance factors enter the mainstream
We focus on four themes of change and how they are affecting companies and markets around the world.
In this way, we hope to contribute to a greater understanding of where the world is headed at a time of historic transitions.
Companies across the globe are turning to M&A to fulfill their ESG ambitions while investors seek the steep returns on offer
Against a backdrop of record commodity prices and the pressure for miners to boost their ESG credentials, the sector is seeking to position itself as a trusted partner in fighting climate change. Will 2022 cement the mining & metals industry’s role as a central plank of the energy transition?
The rise in sustainability-linked debt issuance observed in 2021 has shown little sign of slowing down as borrowers continue to focus on improving ESG performance in response to investor demand.
Climate change litigation is increasing steadily worldwide, but few cases have been filed yet in Africa
GSS bonds and other forms of sustainable finance have become a mainstream feature of Latin American debt capital markets
Our survey shows investment in infrastructure assets looks set to accelerate with an anticipated boost from the US infrastructure bill and a growing focus on sustainability and technology
The mining & metals industry is critical to the success of the world's transition towards net zero, both in reducing its own carbon footprint and providing the materials that will deliver a cleaner and more sustainable future
ESG-linked financing issuance swelled in 2021, with issuers responding to the rapid growth in investor demand for environmental and socially-linked debt issuance
Companies focused on broader public benefits and ESG principles face unique issues in international trade disputes.
The pandemic seems to have prompted people to rethink their attitudes toward sharing personal data, particularly when it is used to manage public health and provide essential services. Can this shift serve as a catalyst for smart city adoption?
The German Federal Constitutional Court Orders the German Legislator to Set Clear CO2 Emission Reduction Goals Beyond 2030
Three pillars are at the heart of global efforts to boost sustainability and make our built environment cleaner, greener and more socially responsible: construction, energy and technology. These three industries have come to be intricately connected in an era of transformation on a scale never seen before.
Steel is essential to every aspect of modern life, yet its future finds itself centre stage in the climate change debate. Can advances in green steel technologies, fuelled by innovative investments from miners and steel producers, become an age-defining development in the energy transition?
The benefits of highlighting ESG, jobs and other positive deal impacts
The development of mine decommissioning and closure laws
Although the world has been in the grip of a pandemic, our survey shows that the Asia-Pacific infrastructure market is set for considerable growth in the next few years with technology and ESG considerations at the heart of that expansion
As the dust begins to settle, shareholder activists are making a comeback
European Leveraged Finance Client Alert Series: February 2021
There is more agreement about the damage short-termism is doing than about how to defeat it
Businesses must be prepared for legal challenges to their activities and proactively take steps to limit their exposure to climate change-related claims
In addition to regulating how CO2 is stored and transported, governments increasingly provide incentives to accelerate adoption of carbon capture and storage