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Growing the NY Green Bank

Growing the NY Green Bank

NY Green Bank's Alfred Griffin will deliver a keynote address at next week’s ESG in Fixed Income conference, featuring Green Bonds Americas. He tells Michael Hurley about the bank's next moves

Environmental Finance’s Awards

Rising to the challenge

Rising to the challenge

While the mandatory carbon markets await new rules, the voluntary market remains buoyant and is pushing into new areas. Katie Kouchakji talks to this year's winners of our Voluntary Carbon Market Rankings to find out what's cooking.

Market Insight

Bringing biodiversity risk into focus

Bringing biodiversity risk into focus

Unanticipated biodiversity exposures can blow budgets, derail projects and shred corporate reputations. That's why a growing number of companies and financial institutions are turning to IBAT's authoritative global biodiversity datasets. Mark Nicholls reports

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Green bond comment September: Are stringent standards a good thing?

Green bond comment September: Are stringent standards a good thing?

Heads were turned when it was recently revealed that just 17% of the market value of bonds contained in the Bloomberg Barclays MSCI Green Bond Index would meet the proposed EU Taxonomy criteria – and thus be eligible to be verified in line with the EU Green Bond Standard (GBS).

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A smarter take on ESG data

With nearly two decades of sustainable investment experience, FTSE Russell boasts one of the longest pedigrees in ESG data and indexes. Its head of sustainable investment David Harris talks to Environmental Finance about its latest moves

ESG Ratings

Green Revenues Data

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BNP: Growing in leaps and bounds

BNP: Growing in leaps and bounds

Fresh from scooping several categories in the Green Bond Awards, BNP Paribas' Head of Sustainable Capital Markets Agnes Gourc looks ahead to the next stage of the market's growth.

Amundi: Building a global green bond market

Amundi: Building a global green bond market

Last year, French asset management giant Amundi closed the world's largest green bond fund at $1.42 billion*; a year later, it's beating its performance metrics. Head of institutional and sovereign clients coverage Frederic Samama explains the secrets behind its success.

DKB goes from green to social

DKB goes from green to social

With €77 billion in assets, DKB is one of Germany's top 20 banks, and a leading lender to local authorities and social infrastructure. Armin Hermann, head of treasury, explains the reasoning behind its Social Bond Programme and the bond that won Environmental Finance's 2019 Social Bond of the Year Award.

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Insurance & Climate Risk Americas

The second annual Insurance & Climate Risk Americas conference will take place in New York in September 2019. More details will be available soon. For more information please contact rachel.narborough@fieldgibsonmedia.com

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LGIM Real Assets invests £57m in UK solar projects

Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) Real Assets has invested £57.5 million ($69.9 million) in long-term debt financing to support Hermes Infrastructure in its recapitalisation of two portfolios of solar photovoltaic assets in England and Wales.