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Defining transition finance: how to be inclusive yet specific

Defining transition finance: how to be inclusive yet specific

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.

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PIMCO: fully engaged on ESG

PIMCO: fully engaged on ESG

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

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

Voluntary Carbon Awards 2020

Agrocortex: unlocking value for REDD projects

Agrocortex: unlocking value for REDD projects

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.

Taking climate action is good for business

Taking climate action is good for business

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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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

Regional value of the sustainable loan market

*Data taken from bonddata.org on 3 September 2020

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26 firms commit to biodiversity impact and disclosure pledge

A pledge to set targets and reporting on biodiversity, and pressure world leaders to reverse nature loss has been signed by 26 financial firms managing over €3 trillion ($3.5 trillion) in assets, including Axa, HSBC Global Asset Management and Robeco.