Future FirstSM Insights

Powering success today and safeguarding the future

If there had been any doubts about the importance of environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices, they have been laid to rest. A global pandemic has had devastating effects on societies and economies, while climate change produces extreme weather events with increasing frequency.


Still, key questions remain about how companies can address ESG issues effectively. In the Future FirstSM Insights series, industry experts share their perspectives on the most urgent issues for investors who want to make a positive impact on people and the planet.


Future First - ESG: EU Regulatory Change and Its Implications


ESG: EU Regulatory Change and Its Implications

Institutional investors should be aware of likely forthcoming EU regulations and initiatives to prepare for the potential challenges that may come with it.

MAY 2022

How Issuers and Investors Can Find Common Ground on ESG

BNY Mellon’s latest research, on ESG-focused discussions, helps identify and address potential disconnects between issuers and investors as they interact. We take on two essential topics: disclosure and engagement.

MARCH 2022

Tackling the TCFD Challenge

Companies across industries and geographies have increasingly added sustainability to their C-suite agendas in recent years, as stakeholders including investors, employees, regulators and customers have highlighted it as a priority. As these issues have gained importance, the merits of adopting the TCFD guidelines have become more evident.


A Data-Driven Approach to Responsible Investment

BNY Mellon analysis shows that the data needed to measure environmental, social and governance (ESG) themes and impact are not universally considered to be fit for purpose.

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