The EU's plastic waste levy is set to begin in January 2021, despite insufficient recycling infrastructure. The plastic industry must adapt and compete, or decline and retreat, argues Gabriel Thoumi
Transition finance has garnered a lot of attention, but the challenge of delineating what exactly it is remains unresolved. Three recent reports try to balance the need for the definition to be both broad enough to be inclusive, yet specific enough to protect the instruments from claims of greenwashing. Ahren Lester reports.
The market does not have to 'reinvent the wheel' on the structure of transition bonds to support future issuers, ISS ESG tells Ahren Lester, but a clear definition of what activities demonstrate 'transition' is essential for this potentially large market to grow
Fixed income investing giant PIMCO has embedded ESG at the heart of its investment processes - and sees engagement as central to improving issuers' sustainability performance. Scott Mather, CIO of PIMCO's US Core Strategies, explains the firm's approach
The winners of the inaugural IMPACT Awards have been announced
CBA's sustainability linked-loan to Australia's Wesfarmers broke new ground - and scooped Environmental Finance's Social inclusion/community development IMPACT deal of the year. Mark Nicholls reports
Elvira Lefting, managing director of impact asset manager Finance in Motion, explains why there is no substitute for local knowledge and technical expertise when it comes to delivering environmental and social impact at scale
Winner of the IMPACT Private debt provider and asset manager (small) awards, investment firm SAIL Ventures is focused on transforming emerging market commodity supply chains. Chief investment officer Johnny Brom and Head of Impact and ESG Michael Schlup explain
Momentum behind the voluntary carbon market persists as companies' net-zero commitments are undeterred by Covid-19. Annabelle Palmer reports
Demand for voluntary carbon credits soared in the past year. While there was a temporary drop with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, demand has rebounded - and so have the opportunities for carbon offset project developers.
Investment firms should take responsibility for their carbon emissions in a way that delivers real, measurable results for the environment, global consumers and their business. By Vaughan Lindsay
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