There are three main areas that environmental, social and governance (ESG) data needs to focus on to improve, says the CEO of Trucost, part of S&P Global
The EU's Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation provides a concrete regulatory framework to cement ESG standards and reporting as one of the most important operational processes for all firms, says Volker Lainer
The Bank of China transition bond was ground-breaking in its claims to align with the newly launched transition finance recommendations, reports Ahren Lester, but experts judged the transaction as failing to live up to its promise and ambition
The Director, Climate Investment Origination will lead The Nature Conservancy's efforts to scope and originate investments in Natural Climate Solutions (NCS), which generate carbon sequestration through ecosystem management, protection and restoration.
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European issuers and investors believe that green and sustainable infrastructure presents attractive investment potential. Download our full report.
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As more green bond funds come to market, institutional investors are calling for more consistency and detail in their impact reports. Graham Cooper explains
Water risk must be accounted for in investment portfolios today, not in 2030 or 2050, argues Julie Moret
Data on nature-related risks is more complicated than for climate, explains Nicky Chambers
Exploring the integral role that Natural Capital investment can play in building climate resilience.
An 'alliance' of institutional investors HSBC Pollination Climate Asset Management, Lombard Odier and Mirova aims to invest $10 billion in natural capital by next year.
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The coronavirus pandemic rocked the markets, but the environmental theme looks set to be a long-term winner, says Peter Cripps
Cap and trade schemes were not immune to the pandemic, but growing support for climate policies helped them recover, the winners of the 2020 Market Rankings told Annabelle Palmer
The growth of renewable energy has fundamentally affected approaches to weather risk.This year's Market Rankings winners in the weather derivatives markets speak to Christopher Marchant
Covid-19 and the US election contributed to a turbulent year for RECs and RINs, winners of this year's annual market rankings tell Michael Hurley
The cat bond market is closing in on another record year, writes Ahren Lester
Randy Lack, founder and co-president of Element Markets talks to Environmental Finance about how his firm has navigated the disruption carbon and renewable fuels markets experienced in 2020
Jens Schumacher, managing partner of STX Group talks to Environmental Finance about how STX is working with its clients as the renewable energy revolution picks up pace on a global scale.
Environmental Finance spoke with Patrick Horka, head of renewable energy solutions at South Pole about how the 'big moment' in renewable energy has arrived much faster than expected.
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.
An extra section has now been added to the Bond Database to accommodate Green Loans and Sustainability-Linked Loans. For more information go to firstname.lastname@example.org
2020 saw steady growth for most sectors issuing GSSS bonds, however the biggest gains came from supranationals which saw issuance grow almost sevenfold. This can be attributed to the large number of social and sustainability bonds issued by supranationals to fund their response to the coronavirus pandemic. The European Union alone raised nearly $47 billion in response to the coronavirus pandemic through several record breaking social bonds, however even when accounting for this Supranational issuance more than tripled from 2019 to 2020.
The introduction of mandatory climate-related disclosures in France resulted in a "sharp relative decrease" in holdings of fossil fuels securities by institutional investors, according to a report by the Banque de France, indicating such requirements have a critical role to play in redirecting capital sustainably.
Renewable Power Capital (RPC), a platform founded by the Canada…
A "huge opportunity" has been handed to US President-elect Joe…
The UK government's climate disclosures roadmap is welcome because it is clear about why this move to mandatory must happen, says Yen Pei Chen
China has announced it will launch its long-awaited national…
Financial institutions continue to struggle to report decision-useful…
Communication around the EU's sustainability regulations must improve to show they are 'not scary', Refinitiv's Elena Philipova tells Ahren Lester