Establishing the correct way forward requires a bespoke framework for the region and alignment in efforts from investors, oil companies and governments, says William Pollen
Poor environmental disclosure by textile wet processing companies prevents investors and lenders from properly pricing ESG risks and opportunities in this sector, argues Catherine Tubb
Sustainability-linked loans and bonds may have different sustainability performance targets and pricing mechanisms from one another, but innovative new pricing structures may increase the risk of 'ESG-washing' across the whole asset class, Lori Shapiro writes
A pillar of US President Joe Biden’s bid for the presidency was the radical reform of US environmental policy, but what will it mean for Asia?
In recent years, various approaches to carbon pricing have been trialled in financial and capital markets, but what works, and where do we go next?
The Covid-19 pandemic has spurred a reset in values regarding social and environmental stewardship, but where do financial institutions sit at the table?
We introduce an overlay technique of consensus-ratings to help better quantify the ESG quality of an investment without sacrificing performance.
While the past year and a half has been a wild ride from all angles - as the pandemic rattled our planet - it was also a dynamic time for sustainable debt markets, including record issuances and growing popularity of social and sustainability-linked bonds.
First an FX trader and later the global head of ESG at Northern Trust, Mamadou-Abou Sarr has first-hand experience of quantitative finance and ESG investing. He believes his new investment firm holds the answer to bringing both approaches together
Companies need to pull every lever they can to help them meet their sustainability objectives: tapping sustainable finance can help align their financing strategy and their investors with their ESG goals. Mark Nicholls reports
Conservation International (CI) is seeking a Director, Conservation Finance, to work in its Conservation Finance Division.
We are seeking an expert in fixed income products who wants to join us to continue building our sustainable bond services.
This role will be at the core of our strategy to influence and enable financial institutions to assess and mitigate their impacts on forests and forest peoples
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Environmental Finance Bond Database has created18 KPI groupings for sustainability-linked debt.
As illustrated in figure 6 Carbon/GHG emissions is the most prevalent KPI for both SLLs and SLBs. Global ESG assessment (a rating or score from a 3rd party verifier) is the second most used KPI for SLLs which contrasts with the comparatively few SLBs using the global ESG assessment KPI. Social KPIs such as gender, healthcare, health and safety, education, and affordable housing are more commonly used for SLLs than SLBs. Social KPIs are less frequently used than more quantifiable environmental and climate based KPIs.
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