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Biodiversity: lessons from the Dutch working group

Biodiversity: lessons from the Dutch working group

A number of leading Dutch financial institutions have joined forces to boost knowledge about biodiversity within the financial sector. Merel Hendriks and Simon Zwagemakers outline some of the key developments

ESG's negative impact on returns - myth or reality?

ESG's negative impact on returns - myth or reality?

A growing number of insurers have announced new or upgraded sustainable investment strategies in recent years. JP Morgan Asset Management and Environmental Finance's sister publication Insurance Asset Risk have joined forces to investigate the drivers behind insurers' sustainable strategies. Vincent Huck reports on the high-level key findings

Assessing companies' climate lobbying

Assessing companies' climate lobbying

Responses are being sought to a consultation on a framework to assess whether corporate lobbying is aligned with the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, write Clare Richards and Rory Sullivan

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COVID-19 & green finance: What next?

COVID-19 & green finance: What next?

In this feature article, Mark Oliphant of The International Stock Exchange Group goes from Brexit and through COVID-19 to explore the impact so far on, and the prospects for the future of, green finance and the wider sustainable investing market.

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ESG Data Guide

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2020 UPDATE - ESG Data Directory

Access over 150 products provided by ESG data companies across the world through Environmental Finance's unique directory which has been updated for 2020. The guide details what data is recorded by the different providers and summarises their offerings. The guide is designed to help data users navigate the world of ESG data, and to discover new sources of information.

Taking ESG beyond equities

Investors are increasingly looking to apply ESG analysis into asset classes beyond equities and corporate debt – and FTSE Russell is developing the tools to help them do so, says Sylvain Chateau, head of sustainable investment product management at its parent, the London Stock Exchange Group

Taking the long view on climate data

HSBC’s analysts have been collecting climate data since 2007. Piers Butler and Ashim Paun explain the banks approach, how the data is used, and what comes next

A custom-built approach to ESG

ISS ESG puts a premium on its clients’ ability to customise the ESG data and analytics they can access, its CEO Marija Kramer tells Environmental Finance

A sustainable future post COVID

S&P Global is integrating ESG, climate and SDG datasets and even post-Covid analysis, Richard Mattison, CEO of Trucost, part of S&P Global, tells Environmental Finance

ESG indexes before and after Covid

The Covid pandemic has encouraged ESG index providers to take a broader view of sustainability, Simon Vinatea and Thomas Montagnon of Vigeo Eiris’s index business tell Environmental Finance

Sustainable Investment Awards 2020

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Investing with purpose and prudence

Investing with purpose and prudence

ESG Portfolio Management won Environmental Finance's Multi Asset-Manager of the year award. Christoph Klein explains the firm's philosophy - and how its selection of sustainable companies and DAX put options helped it beat the pandemic crash

Bringing transparency to ESG ratings

Bringing transparency to ESG ratings

Fitch Ratings was awarded Environmental Finance's 2020 award for most transparent credit ratings agency. Andrew Steel, its global head of sustainable finance, explains how the firm has integrated ESG analysis into its ratings process - and what comes next

Concentrating on the low-carbon transition

Concentrating on the low-carbon transition

Ninety One's newly launched Global Environment Fund enjoyed a stellar 2019, and has seen a boost from the EU's green stimulus. Its co-manager Deirdre Cooper explains how a concentrated approach to the low-carbon transition is delivering results

Build Back Better Webinar Series

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EF bond database

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EF bond database

The EF Bond Database is the most comprehensive source of information on the labelled green, social and sustainability bond markets. The database is updated daily, is fully searchable and allows the export of Excel ready tables.

Breakdown of H1 2020 Issuance

Sustainable Debt Asia

*Only Covid-19 response bonds labelled Green, Social or Sustainability or follow ICMA's Sustainability Bond Guidelines, Social Bond Principles or Green Bond Principles, or EU Sustainability Finance Taxonomy have been included.

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