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Optimizing Impact

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ROI. ESG. API. It’s all about impact: For our clients. For our planet. Through technology. See how we do it in practice.

ESG Data Guide 2021

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Upcoming webinars – free to attend

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The shifting focus of pension funds

The shifting focus of pension funds

29 September 2021- 3pm BST/10am EDT

This webinar will consider how impact investment is changing the investment decisions that pension funds are making.

Achieving impact in private equity

Achieving impact in private equity

16 November 2021- 3pm GMT/10am ET

This webinar will assess how a shift towards impact compares with other forms of private equity investment strategies.

The EF Bond Database

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Sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs), which were pioneered by Enel in late 2019 saw slow uptake through to the end of the first half of 2020, but after the ICMA published guidelines in June 2020 both the volume and value of SLBs have risen steadily. The value of SLBs issued in the first quarter of 2021 was roughly equal to the value of SLBs in the whole of 2020 and the value of SLBs issued in Q2 2021 was over double that, bringing total issuance of SLBs to over $40 billion.

Corporates have accounted for nearly 97% of the total value of SLBs issued so far. Geographically, Europe has dominated, with over 65% of the value of SLB market, but there has been strong uptake in South America, with the region being the second largest issuer of SLBs both in terms of value and volume of bonds issued.

Data was taken as of 24 June 2021.


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Governing voluntary carbon markets

Carbon markets are the thin edge of a deep wedge that will see explosive innovation in advancing a broad range of nature-linked offset markets, argues Simon Zadek


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Giant $12bn impact haul led by Carney, Paulson funds

Climate-themed impact funds by private equity giant TPG and alternatives asset manager Brookfield have raised a combined total of $12.4 billion to invest in areas including renewable energy, transport and agriculture.


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China ETS trading gets off to strong start

Market excitement and allowance hoarding supported strong carbon prices during the early trading sessions of the nationwide China carbon market - but more is needed for this key but much-delayed climate policy to deliver on its aim, Refinitiv carbon lead analyst Yan Qin tells Ahren Lester