Dear Readers, 

In this edition, we delve into a report by an EU-funded clean transport NGO that scrutinises the green claims of major car leasing companies. 

As the world digests the substance of COP28, our focus turns to the finance sector's pivotal role in reshaping investments towards sustainability. Explore the pages ahead to understand the transformative impact of the rise of Chinese EVs, potentially reshaping the global market. 

Despite Tesla's leadership in electric vehicle innovation, we look at its ESG score with that of Shell, dissecting the three ESG dimensions. The road to automotive electrification faces unexpected bumps, and a review by Fitch Ratings uncovers recent developments indicating challenges that were not initially anticipated. 

Lastly, don't miss our Q&A with Alberto Carrillo Pineda of the UN-backed Science Based Targets initiative, shedding light on the challenges and benefits SMEs encounter in their pursuit of net-zero emissions by 2050. 

Alejandro Gonzalez, editor