Climate change at forefront of investors’ minds – Deutsche Bank

Climate change remains the biggest environmental consideration affecting investment decisions, a new report from Deutsche Bank argues. According to the group’s 2023 ESG Survey, more than two-fifths (44%) of respondents saw it as the most-important factor, followed by 20% naming land degradation, 15% ocean pollution and the unsustainable use of marine resources, and 12% naming […]

Which European companies are most transparent about tax?

VBDO benchmark finds 34% lacked ‘proper ESG integration in tax matters’, writes Natasha Turner European companies are becoming ever-more responsible taxpayers, but a third still lack proper ESG integration on tax matters, this year’s Tax Transparency Benchmark has found. The benchmark, which has been published by the Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO) and PwC, this […]

EEA urges more private investment to support Green Deal

The European Environment Agency (EEA) has called for more private investment to help underpin a smoother sustainability transition. According to the organisation, the continent needs a “solid socio-economic and fiscal policy framework” to ensure that the European Green Deal is implemented smoothly. First presented by the Commission in 2019, the European Green Deal aims to […]

Is Renault eying a new investment partnership with Chinese investment bank?

French car giant Renault has confirmed it has held “friendly discussions” with China International Capital Corporation (CICC). Confirmation of the talks with the investment bank came during a briefing to Reuters in which a spokesperson for the automobile manufacturer said the talks were around China’s market. It is understood from earlier reporting in the Chinese […]

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