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The International Energy Agency (IEA) released its Net Zero by 2050 report, outlining a proposed 400-step guideline to globally transition to a net zero energy system, with consequences for the energy sector and the world in general

Jun 18 2021

Having examined the concept of additionality, FNArena checks out the impact horizon – the distant fields where additionality and impact-producing companies graze

Jun 09 2021


The clock is ticking for the copper industry, with experts saying significant investment needs to be made now to support the timely lifecycle of copper production and support a global economic shift to sustainable energy and technologies

Jun 07 2021

Copper production is set to play a large role in the global transition to renewable energy over the next decade as governments ramp up production of solar and wind technology and electric vehicles to meet climate goals

Jun 04 2021


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ESG Focus: Forrest’s Green Steel Plan

Jun 02 2021

Not all are convinced of Andrew Forrest’s ambitious plan to make Fortescue a green hydrogen and green steel giant


ESG Focus: Counting On Additionality

May 26 2021

As the world awaits the formal adoption of the EU taxonomy this month, and the passage of trillions of dollars into green investments, FNArena homes in on the concept of additionality


ESG Focus: Climate Summit’s Coal Story

May 11 2021

While the US grabbed April’s climate summit headlines, India and China had a few less-encouraging words. This article looks at the broader global commitment landscape; Australia’s plans; and the outlook for coal


ESG Focus: Summit Calm Before The Storm

May 03 2021

The Climate Summit last week proved an anticlimax but with some interesting takeouts: natural gas has been granted a reprieve and indications were given on the timing of fund flows


ESG Focus: Premium Hunters Eye Additionality

Apr 22 2021

Not all green investments are created equal and, as predators line up for the ESG ball, investors seeking a sustainability premium are sticking to the rule of additionality


ESG Focus: Heads Up For Biden’s Climate Summit

Apr 19 2021

Major announcements are expected from Biden’s climate summit on World Earth Day this week; US Climate Envoy John Kerry claiming the day will change the way in which global capital is allocated


ESG Focus: Materiality Matters – Part 3

Mar 30 2021

In Parts 1 and 2 of this series, we examined First Sentier’s approach to materiality, focusing on the “S” in ESG, but this article focuses on green materiality – last but definitely not least as the global transition kicks off


ESG Focus: Water Emissions And Copper Mining

Mar 24 2021

The UN publishes its World Water Development Report 2021 titled ‘Valuing Water’ on World Water Day, as Sandfire Resources and the International Copper Association Australia launch a project to deal with water emissions


ESG Focus: Materiality Matters – Part 2

Mar 22 2021

The “S” in ESG is more than a pleasant sentiment – its roots run deep into materiality – hence FNArena flags the social themes that will eventually hit corporations on their operational and strategic front lines – mental health, gender and modern slavery


ESG Focus: Carbon Imposts Barrelling Down On Australia

Mar 17 2021

The European Parliament has just backed a tax on imports that haven’t priced in the cost of carbon in a move soon to be followed by the US and Britain – all this as China prepares to launch its own carbon market and FitchRatings warns of sovereign downgrades for fossil-fuel producing countries



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