FMS Newsletter
  Trends driving positive environmental and social change  

Climate change, and more broadly, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) challenges, are becoming increasingly important factors for investors and regulators. Several studies have attempted to assess the size of capital investments in ESG and sustainability-related subjects. We anticipate an increase in the number of organizations wanting to understand their climate risks and create measures to minimize, adapt, and strategize on how these consequences will affect the future of their business. Overall, the ESG market is expected to continue to grow as investors, consumers, and other stakeholders increasingly demand companies to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability and responsible business practices. This trend is likely to drive innovation and investment in areas such as renewable energy, clean technology, and sustainable agriculture, among others.

Anish Ailawadi, Managing Director, Head of Investment Banking

EU prepares to align with climate target for 2040 as per the Paris Policy Agreement   Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) makes a continual effort toward advancing ESG integration
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With the adoption of Climate Law 2021, the EU aims to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. Climate Law also requires the European Commission to propose a 2040 climate target in 2024 and depict a green transition for EU citizens.

  TASE publishes its first ESG related questionnaire to increase ESG involvement & allow investors better access to ESG information in line with international standards. ESG champions value economic benefit and ensure sustainable growth.

The White House Administration of USA focuses on new clean energy projects   Uganda moves towards improvised NDC target as part of its climate change efforts
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Focus on driving new investments in energy communities to support their economic revitalization, strengthen American supply chains, and help ensure coal, oil, and gas workers benefit from the new clean energy economy.

  Uganda has the ambition to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from 22% to 24.7% in the new climate change plan known as the NDC. The plan presents the country’s intention to reduce GHG, and deal with the effects of climate change.

Biodiversity oriented disclosure framework introduced in the market to ESG labelled debt   Monetary authority of Singapore has launched the Finance for Net Zero Action Plan
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The task force for nature focused disclosures has made its beta framework release for nature-related risk management and disclosure. This should encourage and enable market participants to move towards integrated climate-nature disclosures.

  The plan aims at catalyzing the net zero transition in Asia, and decarbonization activities in Singapore. The targeted areas of action under the new plan range from improving access to climate data and advancing disclosure by financial institutions.


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