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ESG Insider: Climate change threatens food system; water scarcity intensifies

The ESG Insider newsletter compiles news and insights on environmental, social and governance developments driving change in business and investment decisions. Subscribe to our ESG Insider newsletter, and listen to the latest ESG Insider podcast.

Humans are using land in an unsustainable way.

A landmark United Nations report warns climate change is putting the world at risk of food instability and exacerbating risks to biodiversity, infrastructure and ecosystem health. Our Chart of the Week highlights the intensity of water scarcity across the U.S., which is ranked 71 globally on the issue.

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Electric-fracturing fleets are slowly replacing conventional diesel-driven fleets as operators begin to embrace the technology.
Source: Associated Press

Growth in electric-fracking fleets stunted by tight producer budgets

Oil and gas producers are weighing whether it makes financial sense to convert legacy hydraulic-fracturing fleets to run on electricity. Electric fracturing cuts down on emissions, noise pollution and silica dust buildup.

Changes to CEO pay structure could attract investors back to oil, gas sector

The majority of big oil and gas CEOs have been receiving compensation in excess of 100% of target pay. Analysts said CEO pay factors should correlate with total shareholder returns and more challenging performance goals.

Analysis finds one-quarter of world's population exposed to extreme water stress

Far more water is being withdrawn annually than nature is capable of replenishing, according to the World Resources Institute. New Mexico is facing extremely high water stress, on par with that of the United Arab Emirates and Eritrea in East Africa.


United Nations says climate change threatens global food supply

Moody's: Global green bond issuance to surpass $200B in 2019 after record Q2

Chesapeake Utilities hikes spending plans as it bets on compressed gas business

Google promises carbon-neutral shipping, recycled materials in products


ESG push from advanced LPs could drive further standardization in private equity

Moody's: US Senate drug pricing bill ups social, financial risk for Big Pharma

Survey: More asset managers engaging in active ownership to pursue ESG goals


Australian miners welcome review of 'suffocating' regulations amid rising costs

EnLink shares sink as returning CEO promotes growth strategy, drawing criticism

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