Exxon Mobil is making an aggressive pushback against climate activists who use shareholder voting to influence boardroom strategy.
The world’s biggest ESG fund class, which sits on roughly $5 trillion of client assets, has raised its exposure to the oil and gas sector by about two-thirds since stricter regulations were enforced 2 1/2 years ago.
If anyone was in any doubt that the lack of a coherent and long-term energy strategy is thwarting our net-zero ambitions, the events and news in recent months, have brought this into sharp focus.
A French rule targeting ESG funds has the potential to force oil and gas divestments of €7 billion ($7.6 billion), according to an analysis by Morningstar Inc (NYSE: MORN).
Oil refiners are finding it harder to secure funding for projects as more banks shy away from fossil-fuel financing, with plant owners now pressed to show their businesses have cleaner-energy goals, executives said.
Banks in Europe will need to adjust the risk assessments they conduct of their clients to reflect new ESG requirements enforced by their watchdog.
“Africa is now for African banks and the Middle East is for Middle Eastern banks. The North Sea is the exception, where there is still an active international bank lending market, although with a reduced number of players lending.”
Neptune Energy has been named among the top 1% of 100,000 global energy firms for its ESG credentials.
The rapid expansion of energy storage is of course great news for our ability to deploy and use renewable energy – but doing so is not without its own challenges.
The backlash against investing strategies that factor in environmental, social and governance issues is rising in the US and is impacting the way managers are thinking about integrating such considerations into their funds, according to a survey by HSBC Holdings.
J&S Subsea has unveiled a new appointment in a bid to drive growth in the circular economy and help clients boost their environmental credentials.
North Sea operator Neptune Energy has received its best environmental, social and governance rating to date.
The importance of ESG within the energy sector continues to be a headline topic and one which for oil and gas companies needs to form part of their business strategy as to how they contribute to the economy and society in which they operate.
The war in Ukraine has reshaped the world’s fuel markets, with the global industry seeing historic gains from the fallout. Aramco has become the latest in a long list announcing record profits in 2023. But how long will this last?
Deal-making in the energy industry is no longer a simple affair, regardless of whether it is fresh investment in new capital projects off- or onshore; assets trading; oil & gas/power generation company mergers and takeovers, or supply chain related.
“The cost of getting things done is astronomically higher for oil and gas than for the greener projects,” he said. “In the longer term it’s bullish for prices, as not enough investment is going into the areas where it should be.”
Saudi Aramco’s top official warned Sunday that an increased focus on climate was undermining investment in oil and gas to the point where it now posed a threat to the world’s energy security.
Is the North Sea getting to grips with ESG?
“Personal claims against directors may be a potential area of growth. Directors will have to take the threat seriously, as they have an impact on their professional and personal lives,” Calvert warned.
It cited analysis by Boston Consulting Group stating that by 2038 there would be 1,000 offshore structures in the Arabian Gulf that would no longer be economically viable.
Posco International is one of the last foreign companies with a significant stake in Myanmar’s oil and gas sector, despite the industry’s ties to a military regime that has been widely condemned for violations of human rights.
The North Sea oil and gas sector needs investment to fund its transition. Having ESG reporting in order is a crucial part to attract financing – Joanne Edgeler, head of licensee governance and ESG at the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA), explains why.
Major European banks must do more to tackle the climate crisis, cut emissions and safeguard the world's vital natural systems, campaigners have warned.
Failing to meet diversity and inclusion (D&I) targets could see oil firms’ access to funding being cut, the North Sea’s largest producer has warned.
Companies active in the energy sector would not be blamed for losing sight of their ESG strategy in 2022; the energy industry’s pre-COP 26 focus on climate-change action has been somewhat superseded by the race to balance the energy transition with security and affordability of supply.