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NZA partners with Forbes – The ESG Transparency Index

The “ESG Transparency Index” survey, presented by Forbes in this month’s Greek edition, highlights the pioneers of Greek entrepreneurship in terms of transparency levels on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues. The purpose of the research is to capture the current status of the 100 largest companies in Greece based on their transparency levels on […]
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The correlation between sustainable financing and credit risk

In recent years, there has been a growing trend towards sustainable financing as companies look to incorporate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations into their business strategies. Sustainable financing refers to the practice of raising capital in a way that promotes sustainable economic growth while also taking into account environmental and social considerations. At the […]
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The importance of standardized non-financial reporting

ESG has become a critical aspect of investment decisions, with investors increasingly demanding that companies demonstrate good stewardship of natural, social, and financial capital. As a result, ESG has evolved into a reporting framework for companies to disclose their non-financial risks and opportunities. However, there is currently no standard ESG framework, leading to significant differences […]
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Collaboration driving sustainability in shipping

In 2023, we can expect increased collaboration across the maritime industry to drive sustainable shipping initiatives. As a result of the extreme transformation and increased complexities experienced in 2022, organizations have recognized that they can overcome supply chain issues, respond effectively to geopolitical tensions, and navigate ongoing COVID-19 restrictions by working together. The green transition […]
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CSR vs ESG – Is it just a box-ticking exercise?

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) are two concepts that have been increasingly discussed in the business world. While CSR is a voluntary practice that companies undertake to give back to the community and show their concern for the environment, ESG is a more integrated and systematic approach that companies take […]
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Sustainable Office Buildings

Sustainable office buildings are a crucial step towards reducing the environmental impact of the buildings. Conventional office buildings are a significant contributor to global CO2 emissions, accounting for up to 40%. By designing, constructing, and managing office buildings with sustainability in mind, we can reduce the carbon footprint of these structures and conserve energy. One […]
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Continuing the ESG transformation journey despite the challenging economic environment

Despite the challenging global economic environment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic as well as geopolitical disruptions, it is important for businesses to continue their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) transformation journey. This is because ESG factors are not only important for the long-term sustainability of the planet and society, but also for the long-term success […]
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Cooperative Banks have a good ESG story…

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors are becoming increasingly important to investors, as they consider the long-term sustainability and social impact of the companies and organizations in which they invest. Banks, in particular, have an important role to play in addressing ESG issues, as they have the power to direct capital towards sustainable projects and […]
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Aligning business strategy with sustainability KPIs

Sustainability linked financing refers to financial products and services that are linked to a company’s performance on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria. The use of these criteria helps to align the interests of companies and investors with sustainable development goals and can lead to improved long-term financial performance. Sustainability reporting is the process by […]
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