Moving Towards a Net Zero Transition:
UAE Perspective

LSEG is dedicated to enabling sustainable growth for economies globally. That’s why we are focused on the permanent fusion of sustainability and finance to leverage that value and create a vital paradigm shift. The UAE will host the 28th Conference Convention on Climate Change (COP28) in November 2023 at Expo City, Dubai to unify the world on bold, practical and ambitious solutions to the most pressing global sustainable challenges. In anticipation of this event LSEG hosted a PRE-COP event in Abu Dhabi titled, Moving Towards a Net Zero Transition: UAE Perspective. This event highlighted the underlying developments and challenges of the sustainability transition in the UAE.

Please find below event resources.

Preparing for UAE’s high-stakes COP28

As negotiators start to prepare for the 28th UN Climate Change Conference (COP28), the stakes are high. Why? Because the meeting that starts in November will conclude the global stocktake intended to assess countries’ collective progress towards achieving the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting global temperature rises to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels by 2050.

COP27 Net Zero Atlas

Our Cop27 Net Zero Atlas builds on our inaugural report to systematically assess climate targets and mitigation strategies of G20 countries'. It also includes analysis of physical climate risk exposure for each G20 country for the first time.

How many companies outside the EU are required to report under its sustainability rules?

In March 2023, the Wall Street Journal approached us with an intriguing question. Could we analyse our data to uncover how many non-EU companies would be in scope of the new European Union (EU) sustainability reporting rules?

Sustainable Investments Insights - April 2023
Broad outperformance of sustainable investment (SI) strategies in a volatile quarter

  • Environmental Opportunities (EO) outperformance and green sector divergence – EO was 6.6% ahead of the market in Q1, reversing much of the 7.9% underperformance in 2022. This performance was driven by Energy Efficiency, up 17.0%,
  • Underweight Energy moves from headwind to tailwind – The Energy sector underperformed in Q1, as oil prices fell, following strength in 2022. 
  • Overweight Technology positive – Technology, in which all global and developed SI strategies are overweight, was positive across strategies, although some saw a negative selection effect. The largest positive impact from Technology was in the US.
  • Financials, a mixed bag – Positioning in Financials varied across SI strategies. EO was underweight, adding to returns, while ESG Low Carbon was overweight, acting as a headwind. The biggest headwinds from Financials were in EM, APAC and Japan.
  • Valuations manageable but creeping up – SI valuations are down vs 2021 highs and below 5-year averages, except PAB. However, absolute P/Es' have risen in the quarter and the premia over market are now above 5-year averages.

VIDEO: LSEG Sustainable Growth

Jane Goodland, Group Head of Sustainability shares how LSEG is committed to being a strategic enabler of sustainable growth in three ways: by helping to accelerate the climate transition; enabling the growth of the green economy and creating inclusive economic opportunity.

LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group) is a diversified international markets infrastructure business —earning our clients’ trust for over 300 years. That legacy of customer-focused excellence ensures that you can rely on our expertise in capital formation, intellectual property and risk and balance sheet management. As global leaders in financial indexing, benchmarking and analytic services, we offer unrivalled access to international capital markets. Our high-performance technology solutions enable companies worldwide to access funds for growth and development. And with our Data & Analytics, Capital Markets and Post Trade divisions, we provide a comprehensive, integrated suite of trusted financial market infrastructure services that help our customers pursue—and achieve—their ambitions. That’s how we make a difference— ensuring people can meet their potential—worldwide.

Going carbon negative: the mission to surpass carbon neutral and go beyond carbon

Do we have carbon tunnel vision? In this episode, we talk to Musidora Jorgensen, Chief Sustainability Officer at Microsoft UK, about the role psychology and AI play in sustainability, the importance of a company’s sustainability strategy and Microsoft’s own sustainability goals, including becoming carbon negative by 2030.

How will sustainable finance evolve in 2023?

With 2023 gearing up to be a momentous year for sustainable finance, this blog explores the key topics that will help to shape the industry now and into the future.

Asset owners widely adopting sustainable investment
2022 global survey findings from asset owners

Each year we conduct a survey to better understand asset owners’ attitudes, priorities and decisions around sustainable investment.
This year’s report compares and contrasts the findings from 2021 to 2022. With many changes taking place around the world, we wanted to highlight the shift in asset owners’ decision-making in line with sustainability. As sustainable investing is the future of investing, take a look at the priorities for asset owners overall, and by region.


COP 28: Talking Climate in the UAE

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Formerly Refinitiv Sustainability Perspectives Podcast

LSEG Sustainable Growth Podcast formerly Refinitiv Sustainability Perspectives Podcast tackles some of the biggest issues of our time – from climate investing to Black Womenomics, green infrastructure to greenwashing, D&I to the race to net zero. Hosted by Jane Goodland, Global Head of Sustainability at LSEG.