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Comment: IPCC report

Comment: IPCC report

This week’s report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) makes grim reading, but hopefully it will provide a wake-up call to policymakers across the globe, says Peter Cripps.

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Losing faith in fossil fuels

Losing faith in fossil fuels

The Church of Sweden Pension Fund applies strict fossil fuel exclusion criteria to its investments and allows scope for a relatively large tracking error in its pursuit of sustainable returns. Carl Cederberg, the fund's CEO, explains why to Michael Hurley

Is the future worth investing for?

Is the future worth investing for?

As the innovative Land Degradation Neutrality fund reaches a $100 million first close, Monique Barbut, Ambroise Fayolle, Rémy Rioux and Philippe Zaouati explain the role of sustainable land management in promoting resilience to climate disasters.

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No more excuses: Financing 1.5C

No more excuses: Financing 1.5C

The financial sector must play a critical enabling role to limit global warming to below 1.5 degrees. Investors need to quickly overhaul their strategies for climate change to be halted in just over a decade, and there are already tools and solutions available to help investors align with this goal, finds Environmental Finance

Investor framework launched for 1.5C-compatible investments

Investor framework launched for 1.5C-compatible investments

Investors ranging from pension funds to multilaterals are looking to quantify the impact of their emissions-saving investments by using a new investment framework. Dennis Pamlin of Mission Innovation explains why the tool can help significantly accelerate the low-carbon transition

Europe's moment to lead on green financial centres

Europe's moment to lead on green financial centres

Europe's financial centres are teaming up to mobilise the vast sums of capital needed to meet global climate targets. Under a new Europe-wide initiative, green financial centres are aiming to significantly accelerate the shift to sustainable finance.

Rewiring finance through climate innovation

Rewiring finance through climate innovation

The financial system needs to be reshaped to trigger the investments needed to address climate change, says Kirsten Dunlop, CEO of EIT Climate-KIC, and innovation is crucial to bringing sustainable finance to the next level.

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Optimism trumps uncertainty

Optimism trumps uncertainty

The market for carbon offsets remains buoyant, despite regulatory uncertainty. Elena K. Johansson talks to winners of our annual Voluntary Carbon Markets Rankings to find out why.

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Insurance & Climate Risk EMEA

Discuss the disruptive cascade effect of physical environmental risks and their impact on insurance risk as well as the threats and opportunities for investments

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Impact investing or impact washing?

Impact investing or impact washing?

Insurers say they can find financial value in ESG investing, but they have to be wise to investments that don't deliver on their stated goals. And while ESG can mean different things to different stakeholders, a push for standardisation is not always welcome, according to panellists at Insurance Asset Risk's 2018 EMEA conference. Vincent Huck reports

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Green bonds round-up, 3 October 2018

Getlink said its inaugural green bond had been "comfortably oversubscribed", helping it raise €550 million ($635 million) rather than the €500 million originally envisaged.