Written by Elena Zharikova and Andrew Archer, from the ESG Advisory team of Investor Update, this whitepaper is a comprehensive assessment of the way that the industrial world is transitioning towards low carbon intensity.

More than 50 interviews of the leading ESG protagonists were conducted including corporates, investors, regulators, advisors and rating agencies from five continents and all industry sectors, including Ford, Adobe, Tesco, Coca-Cola FEMSA, Etsy, Enel, Orange, Sanofi, Gazprom, Goldman Sachs, Citi, Credit Suisse, UBS, SASB, TNFD, the FRC and the IMF. 

This has produced the most extensive and complete view of the experiences, challenges and successes of these entities with the resources and the responsibility to deliver a just and sustainable transition. The result is a Landmark Research White Paper on the ESG Landscape, focusing on Economies in Transition which frames the nature and urgency of the global threat presented, mirrored by the way industry is rising to meet that challenge and looking to prosper in the process.


This paper is divided into two parts sharing insights on:  

Part 1: The Mechanics of Transitioning to a Low-Carbon Economy 

  • Global and national transition goals 
  • Major regulatory developments 
  • Industry trends 
  • ESG investing 
  • Corporates 
  • State of play 


Part 2: The ESG Experience — Reflections of Some of the Most Influential Global Entities

  • ESG integration: focus on decarbonisation and increasing urgency 
  • Key challenges of low carbon transition and ESG integration 
  • ESG governance 
  • ESG Data & Ratings 
  • Market communications & Engagement 
  • Regulation 
  • Access to capital 

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