On 3 November, the announcement of the ISSB was accompanied by a set of prototypes, aimed to give the new board a running start. Ravi Abeywardana explains their content, purpose, and what happens next
Early indications are that UK sustainability disclosure rules will diverge from those in the EU - but one expert warns compatibility must be ensured. Ahren Lester reports
Jamie Newton and Nashat Farhana Moin discuss investment risks and opportunities in water
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To increase biodiversity a functioning market is a prerequisite. Forest certification can form a voluntary market with more ambitious standards.
What role can ratings agencies have to play in stemming biodiversity loss? And what are they doing?
Environmental Finance talks to EFM CEO Bettina von Hagen about financing the preservation of our natural world.
As more and more organisations enter the biodiversity market, Verra strives to ensure that the high standards of projects are maintained, as Naomi Swickard, Chief Program Officer, outlines.
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The transportation of cargo around the world is routine business for the shipping industry, but delivering 11 billion tons of goods a year is a process that is fraught with risk
This vital sector needs to expand to meet the growing demand for data and connectivity. Can it do that without adding to greenhouse gas emissions and widening the digital divide?
The way we frame the energy price rises could make all the difference to how consumers see the energy transition - and to investment in its progress
Do you know what COP26 means for your business? Ian Goldin, professor at Oxford University, C-level frontrunners in sustainability from Avantium and Northvolt and the future generation will get you up to speed in our virtual event: Orange live | The COP26 hour. Available now on demand.
Enthusiasm for SLLs has exploded over the last two years. With stakeholder scrutiny growing, external verification is increasingly important, say Jill Dumain, Simon Colton and Mariel Barrera Fermin of SGS
As momentum builds for sustainability-linked bonds in Canada, what must issuers and investors do to benefit from this soon-to-bud market of ESG-friendly finance vehicles?
The IFC's EDGE programme is at the forefront of developing green building certification and adapting to local construction needs from Colombia to Singapore and beyond.
Sustainable finance can help carbon-intensive sectors transition to net zero - as long as corporate plans are credible, transparent and clearly signposted. Mark Nicholls reports
7 December 2021, 3:00 PM GMT
This webinar will showcase sustainable finance initiatives across the world, highlight the ambitions driving these initiatives and illustrate international cooperation efforts
8 December 2021, 3:00 PM GMT
This webinar will consider how sustainable finance frameworks are evolving and supporting the steering of sustainability and business growth. Join us for a conversation with issuers, underwriters and ESG experts.
The market for ESG data continues to adapt, evolve and grow
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Looking back on the first three quarters of 2021 as we approach the end of the year we can see that JP Morgan was by far the largest lead manager with BNP Paribas a not too distant second while there was a tight cluster of lead managers vying for a spot in the top 5 in HSBC, BAML and CACIB. There is a significant difference between the top spot and the 15th spot, but with a lot of lead managers to breaching the top 15 there is likely to be a fair amount of movement in the bottom third of the top 15 at the end of the year.
*Data taken from bonddata.org as of 26 November 2021
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