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A different kind of conversation

A different kind of conversation

The Talanoa Dialogue offers a new way of participating in the UN climate change process – and one that investors and financiers are beginning to explore. Mark Nicholls reports

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The anatomy of a taxonomy

The anatomy of a taxonomy

The European Commission has a highly ambitious target – to develop a taxonomy to define what is green and act as a compass for sustainable finance. But there's a long and rocky road ahead for this controversial initiative, find Nick Roumpis and Peter Cripps

Green Bonds Asia

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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

World's top insurers stalling on climate change drive

World's top insurers stalling on climate change drive

While insurers are increasingly aware of environmental risks which might impact both sides of their balance sheet, new research has found that their investment strategies are not in line with the Paris Agreement. The research was published the same week Royal Dutch Shell held its AGM and shareholders, including some large insurers, were asked to vote on a climate resolution. Did they stand up to the test? Paul Walsh and Vincent Huck report

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Insurance & Climate Risk Americas

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

Green Bonds Americas 2018

Green Bonds Americas 2018

Join the original green bond event for issuers and investors to discuss the drivers behind the green bond boom and how to ensure sustainable growth as the market matures

The Green Bond Database

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The Green Bond Database is the most comprehensive source of information on the labelled green bond market.

The database is updated daily, is fully searchable and allows the export of Excel ready tables.

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Boralex secures C$259m to fund wind farm acquisitions

Boralex, Canada's largest independent producer of wind power, has raised C$258.8 million ($196 million) in equity finance to fund its acquisition of Invenergy's stake in a 201MW portfolio of wind farms in Quebec.