We are seeing the emergence of a new species of 'green unicorns' – exceptional mid-sized companies providing renewable energy that are valued close to or above €1bn, explain Eric Arnould and Anne-Christine Champion.
Rather than talk about creating a transition bond label, let's talk about the broader direction of the labelled bond market, says Jacob Michaelsen
Triodos Investment Management, a fully owned subsidiary of Triodos Bank, has been investing to deliver social and environmental impact for almost four decades. Its chair, Jacco Minnaar, explains how the firm is continuing to raise the bar in a market that is rapidly adopting sustainability as a strategy.
The conference attracted 300 delegates this year, as the discussion broadened out to cover sustainability in the overall fixed income market. Michael Hurley and Peter Cripps report
Unanticipated biodiversity exposures can blow budgets, derail projects and shred corporate reputations. That's why a growing number of companies and financial institutions are turning to IBAT's authoritative global biodiversity datasets. Mark Nicholls reports
US insurers say they are ready to stop investing in climate-harming coal. But only one has divested from the fossil fuel to date. Could Chubb’s move be the start of a wider transition by US insurers away from fossil fuels or is it empty talk? Sarfraz Thind reports.
Will the EU's sustainability taxonomy reduce the reporting burden on companies, or could it be another weight on their shoulders? Michael Hurley reports
The GIIN is seeking a consultant that will serve as a liaison (preferably based in Singapore) to develop outreach and marketing strategies that will result in increased engagement of impact investors in the region.
Environmental Finance is proud to launch an exciting, pilot publication, called IMPACT. It focuses on investors who want to have a positive impact on people and the planet, measuring their progress against the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Bob Dylan once sang: "You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows". I am no weatherman, but it is clear to me that impact investing has the wind in its sails.
One of the big debates among impact investors is about whether listed equities investments can really help meet the SDGs. Peter Cripps reports
The GIIN's CEO, Amit Bouri, believes impact investing can help transform the financial system
How does the world's biggest private equity impact specialist invest? Joe Walsh reports
Investors targeting SDG14 – life below water – can find themselves fishing in murky waters, writes Joe Walsh
Elizabeth Corley, the former CEO of Allianz Global Investors and chair of the UK's Impact Investing Institute, outlines the opportunity to help people invest in line with their values
The Australian superannuation fund has 10% of its assets in impact investments.Tim Macready explains its approach
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While the availability of sustainability-related data for fixed income investments is catching up with that for equities, much progress remains to be made, Michael Hurley is told
A look at how three of the biggest ESG raters rate three companies – Johnson & Johnson, Standard Chartered and BYD – reveals significant differences in the conclusions they reach. Graham Cooper reports
The second instalment of this analysis of ESG rating agencies finds that investors are increasingly drilling down into the data that underlies the ratings. Peter Cripps reports.
Environmental Finance is hosting its third annual Green Equities conference in London on 25 November.
Environmental Finance is pleased to announce that the inaugural Natural Capital conference will take place on 25 November 2019 in London. For more information please email email@example.com.
InsuranceERM and Environmental Finance are pleased to announce that the third annual Insurance & Climate Risk EMEA conference, will take place on 2 December 2019 in London.
Images from Green Bonds Asia conference in Hong Kong on 8th October 2019.
Images from the ESG in Fixed Income, featuring the Green Bonds Americas conference on the 17th of September in New York.
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Banks are in "the early days" of understanding and addressing the climate risks in their portfolios, a webinar hosted by Environmental Finance heard.
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