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Impact Investing - what's all the buzz about?

Impact Investing - what's all the buzz about?

Is impact finance the evolution of ESG investing? We delve deeper in to how impact finance provides investors with exposure to activities that offer targeted, measurable and positive benefit to environment and society.

Aligning with the Paris Agreement: An Index Approach

Aligning with the Paris Agreement: An Index Approach

Institutional investors are under pressure to align their strategies with a maximum global temperature increase of 1.5 degrees C targeted by the Paris Agreement. We examine how they can approach this while respecting other investment constraints.

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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.

NEW – Green loans added

An extra section has now been added to the Bond Database to accommodate Green Loans and Sustainability-Linked Loans. For more information go to subs@bonddata.org

Covid-19 bond issuance over time

After a significant surge in Covid-19 bonds in April in response to the pandemic the volume of Covid-19 bonds has gradually tapered off, however the value of coronabonds has spiked again in October and November as the European Union issued two record breaking bonds under its EU Sure program worth EUR17 billlion and EUR14 billion.

Between march and 18 November 2020 over $100 billion worth of social and sustainability bonds were issued with a response to Covid-19 as part of its use of proceeds. This accounts for nearly a quarter of the value of green, social, sustainability and sustainability-linked bonds issued during this same period.

Natural Capital

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Investment for resilience in a post-Covid world

In advance of the Finance in Common Summit, Margaret Kuhlow argues that we need Public Development Banks to invest in a job-rich recovery that rebuilds for economic, environmental, and social resilience.

Renewables

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Sustainable energy fund prepares £400m IPO

VH Global Sustainable Energy Opportunities, a closed-ended investment company focused on making sustainable energy infrastructure investments, has announced its intention to launch an initial public offering of shares on the London Stock Exchange.

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Carbon

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PCAF launches standard for global emissions

The Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF) has launched a methodology which intends to enable banks to measure and disclose the emissions associated with their financed activities.