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Insurers under fire for underwriting coal industry

Divesting from coal companies while continuing to underwrite them is a 'blind spot' of insurers' climate policies, according to campaigners. Cintia Cheong investigates what four insurers are doing about it

Reflections on the HLEG report

The EU's High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance issued its interim report last month. One of the members of the group, Flavia Micilotta, outlines some of her key takeaways.

Lessons from the Repsol bond

I recently had an interesting chat with a leading green bond underwriter. He wanted to know whether I thought a green bond to finance energy-from-waste would be well received by the market.



Wanted: UK green bond issuers

As the green bond market continues to break records and investors call for more supply, Hamza Ali asks why there hasn't been more issuance out of the UK



Insurance and Climate Risk 2017

Insurance is one of the industries that could be most affected by climate change due to what it insurers and what it invests in, so the aim of this conference is to bring together departments on both sides of the insurer’s balance sheet so that they can discuss and learn what roles they can play in response to climate risk.

Green Bonds Americas 2017

It’s been a blockbuster 12 months for the green bond market, with the value of issuance doubling, credit ratings agencies joining the market, new geographies and industry sectors coming to market for the first time, innovative bond structures being launched and significant pricing advantages being reported.



Technical Director - Sustainability Accounting Standards Board

The Technical Director plays a key role in the codification and update of industry-specific sustainability accounting standards – including metrics and technical protocols -- for each of 11 sectors and 79 industries in the Sustainable Industry Classification System (SICS).

Director - Decision Metrics & Finance, Climate-KIC

Climate-KIC is looking for somebody to hold responsibility for the development and delivery of the strategy for their Decision Metrics & Finance theme, together with partners and colleagues in the Climate-KIC network.

Deals of the Year 2017




Green Bonds Europe 2017

See all the photos from Environmental Finance's seventh annual Green Bonds Europe conference, which took place on 19 June at the Hilton Tower Bridge Hotel in London

The Green Bond Database


The Green Bond Database is the most comprehensive source of information on the labelled green bond market.

The database is updated daily, is fully searchable and allows the export of Excel ready tables.

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