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Financing a sustainable food system

Financing a sustainable food system

Sustainability is increasingly on the agenda for the food and agriculture sector, opening opportunities for sustainable finance. Mark Nicholls reports

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On SFDR: Interview with BlackRock

On SFDR: Interview with BlackRock

Manuela Sperandeo, BlackRock's Head of Sustainable Indexing for EMEA, and Rodolphe Bocquet, Qontigo's Global Head of Sustainable Investment, discuss the current landscape for sustainable investing and the impact of SFDR.

Voluntary Carbon Market Rankings 2021

Eliminating market friction

Eliminating market friction

William Pazos, managing director and co-founder of AirCarbon talks about how the digital exchange is seeking to eliminate market friction and facilitate the growth of voluntary carbon offset transactions in a carbon constrained world

Transforming landscapes

Transforming landscapes

BCP manages the largest REDD+ Project in Africa by size, with over one million hectares of forest protected as part of the Luangwa Community Forests Project (LCFP) in Zambia

Setting the voluntary market standard

Setting the voluntary market standard

Environmental markets pioneer Verra has helped facilitate the voluntary carbon market's rapid growth - winning Best GHG Crediting Programme and Best Registry Provider along the way. Environmental Finance talks to CEO David Antonioli

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IMPACT Awards 2021

IMPACT Awards 2021

The 2021 Impact Awards seek to recognise the work of impact investors and highlight emerging pockets of best practice, across all asset classes and geographies

Making an impact in Asian infrastructure

Making an impact in Asian infrastructure

Environmental Finance spoke with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank's (AIIB) Director General Dong-Ik Lee, about the bank's Sustainable Capital Markets Initiative (SCMI) and its approach to environmental, social and governance (ESG) integration and engagement.

Innovating at the forefront of positive change

Innovating at the forefront of positive change

As environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing rapidly evolves, John Streur, CEO & president of Calvert Research and Management, outlines how ESG integration is influencing capital markets

Bringing societal impact to markets

Bringing societal impact to markets

Rebeca Minguela, founder and chief executive officer of Clarity AI outlines how the tech-driven platform aims provide investors with the tools to manage the impact and sustainability of their investment portfolios, leveraging big data and machine learning

To build a better South Africa

To build a better South Africa

Anél Bosman, group managing executive at Nedbank Corporate and Investment Bank (CIB) describes how the African investment bank is using its financial expertise to promote social development and foster economic equality

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ESG in Fixed Income Mega-trends

ESG in Fixed Income Mega-trends

18 November 2021, 12:00pm GMT/7:00am ET

With spotlights on standards and harmonisation, ESG data, bondholder engagements and impact reporting

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ESG Data Guide 2021

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Deputy Managing Director, Forest & Carbon Investing

Deputy Managing Director, Forest & Carbon Investing

The Deputy Managing Director, Forest & Carbon Investing is part of the NatureVest leadership team and oversees the development and execution of The Nature Conservancy's Forest and Carbon Investing strategy and portfolio

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UNFCCC REDD+ Forestry Carbon Credits: A Corporate Buyers Guide

UNFCCC REDD+ Forestry Carbon Credits: A Corporate Buyers Guide

21 September 2021, 3pm BST/10am EDT

As governments prepare to strengthen the Paris Agreement at COP26, corporate action has never been more critical. Learn how corporations can meet net zero-carbon targets, protect tropical rainforests, and support global climate agreements

The shifting focus of pension funds

The shifting focus of pension funds

29 September 2021- 3pm BST/10am EDT

This webinar will consider how impact investment is changing the investment decisions that pension funds are making.

Can debt capital markets save the planet?

Can debt capital markets save the planet?

30 September 2021 - 1pm BST/2pm CEST

This webinar will consider WWF's debt capital scenarios and hear from market practitioners, regulators, supervisors and central bankers on the future of debt capital markets

The EF Bond Database

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Annual breakdown of sovereign bonds


Sovereign issuance of green, social and sustainabilty bonds began 2016 with a €750 million green bond from Poland. Sovereigns have now raised a combined $141 billion through these instruments. Social and sustainability issuance represents an increasingly large share of sovereign GSS issuance, with momentum building in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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