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IMPACT Awards 2020

CBA, Wesfarmers target employment and emissions

CBA, Wesfarmers target employment and emissions

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

Delivering impact at scale

Delivering impact at scale

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

Setting SAIL for sustainable supply chains

Setting SAIL for sustainable supply chains

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

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Senior Analyst, Environmental Finance

Senior Analyst, Environmental Finance

The Senior Analyst, Environmental Finance will continue to develop Earth Security's flagship research program, which explores the investment value of natural assets and identifies opportunities to accelerate and scale investment towards nature-based climate solutions.

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

Comparison of Q3 issuance of green, social, sustainability and sustainability-linked bonds

*Issuance of green, social and sustainability bonds in the third quarter of 2020 jumped almost doubled that of Q3 2019, due in part to the increased number of bonds issued with a value of $2 billion or more (the number has risen five-fold from three in Q3 2019 to fifteen in Q3 2020). The increase coincides with social and sustainability bonds taking up a larger share of issuance and the market's adoption of ICMA's 2020 Sustainability-linked Bond Principles.

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NBIM says investment exclusions could cost it NOK3bn a year

The manager of the giant Norwegian sovereign wealth fund said its portfolio underperformed by 1.3 percentage points due to exclusions of companies based on environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns since 2006, which could cost it NOK2.8 billion ($300 million) in 'lost' returns if replicated in the future.

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Investor in impact managers makes four hires

Zamo Capital has recruited four private equity investment specialists, including former executives at Morgan Stanley, Aberdeen Standard and BlueOrchard, to its leadership team.