When companies go green for their investors

DBS, CapitaLand and other public-listed firms are doing their part to cut carbon footprint

Wind turbines near a coal-fired power station in Germany. Outright carbon emissions, energy consumption and carbon intensity metrics are among the most popular metrics adopted by companies.
Wind turbines near a coal-fired power station in Germany. Outright carbon emissions, energy consumption and carbon intensity metrics are among the most popular metrics adopted by companies. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Recent years have seen a surge in environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting for listed companies.

In this column, we will focus on "E" which has a significant focus on climate change. Nonetheless, many of the world's biggest investors keep a focus on the social and governance parts of ESG also.

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