Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Gary Gensler on Tuesday defended the agency’s efforts to expand environmental, social and governance disclosures against charges from Republican lawmakers that the agency is pursuing a social policy agenda. In his first appearance before the ...

The good news for ESG investors is that the waves of bad environmental news over the past several years have been the primary contributor to recent investment performance. That’s also the bad news because, by simple economic logic, the only ...

Investing in a new climate is not about doom and gloom, but about adapting to change. We need to think about a new normal. This new normal has to do with a changing climate, but not solely the meteorological climate. ...

Green funds sold by some of the world’s biggest asset managers are failing to live up to the climate goals set out in the Paris Agreement, according to a review of the industry conducted by London-based nonprofit InfluenceMap. More than ...

You probably saw the headlines last week about the recent report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. This landmark publication, the culmination of years of research by more than 200 scientists across over 60 countries, sounded a ...

A comprehensive climate change report released Monday that raises dire warnings about the Earth’s temperature has implications for the recommendations that advisers make for their clients. The report comes amid a severe drought in the American West and one of ...

The Securities and Exchange Commission plans to propose rules by the end of the year that will require corporations to publicly disclose the risks they face from climate change, the agency’s chair said. SEC chief Gary Gensler said the upcoming ...

ESG asset managers are accelerating their use of new climate-investing benchmarks created by European authorities, in a development that’s set to make it harder to get away with greenwashing. While only about $1.2 billion is now tied to gauges that ...

During the recent proxy season, BlackRock Inc. voted against more than four times the number of board directors it voted against last year because they failed to act on climate issues. The New York-based asset manager rejected 255 directors at ...

The Securities and Exchange Commission may make corporations reveal more about climate risks in key regulatory filings, a push that Wall Street and the biggest tech companies say will lead to a barrage of shareholder lawsuits. Top SEC officials want ...