Why should institutional investors be concerned about the illegal wildlife trade and what can they do to prevent it, ask Rory Sullivan and Steve Watson
By continuing to do coal business on the side and insuring new oil and gas projects, German insurers are putting their climate credibility at risk, warn Peter Bosshard and Regine Richter
Younger generations' embrace of plant-based diets means investment opportunity in food abounds across Asia, Tai Lin tells Michael Hurley
First an FX trader and later the global head of ESG at Northern Trust, Mamadou-Abou Sarr has first-hand experience of quantitative finance and ESG investing. He believes his new investment firm holds the answer to bringing both approaches together
Companies need to pull every lever they can to help them meet their sustainability objectives: tapping sustainable finance can help align their financing strategy and their investors with their ESG goals. Mark Nicholls reports
The concepts of 'natural capital' and 'nature-based solutions' are gaining attention among public and private sector issuers who can adapt to climate change and biodiversity risks with the help of green or sustainability-linked debt
20 May 2021, 13:30 – 16:45 BST
Discuss how biodiversity loss may affect companies' risk-reward profiles is one of the hot topics of the year and is only set to intensify.
8 June 2021, 13:30 – 17:15 BST
To coincide with the UN World Oceans Day, this briefing afternoon will review one of the most exciting areas of development for natural capital investment.
Covering topics on biodiversity, water risk, oceans and the blue economy, forestry, agriculture and sustainable land use.
Wednesday 26 May 2021- 3pm BST/10am EDT
This webinar will look at how investors are approaching such technologies and consider the opportunities for ESG data collection in emerging markets.
Wednesday 23 June - 3pm BST/10am ET
This free webinar will consider how the transition to a low carbon economy can minimise negative impacts to people and jobs, as well as considering the effect the Covid-19 has had on just transition impact themes.
Wednesday 30 June 2021- 3pm BST/10am EDT
This webinar will cover the initiatives improving the harmonisation and comparability of sustainability data and bring unique insights from data providers, issuers and asset managers.
Top 15 largest sectors issuing in 2021 so far
Breakdown of the top 15* largest issuing sectors of green, social, sustainability and sustainability-linked bonds in 2021 as of 7 May 2021. So far this year the financial sector has been dominant, with nearly 45% of financial issuances being green bonds. National governments, which have issued less than a third of financials are the second largest sector of 2021, whereas local governments/municipalities are the third largest, issuing just over a third of the value of National Governments. Green bonds have made up a much larger of National government issuance than local governments this year, at 77.5% versus just over 44% for local governments.
*Top 15 excluding sectors that fall into the "other" category
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Opportunities to invest in companies that provide solutions to the plastic problem are growing, say Lucy Mortimer and Justin Guest
Financial institutions should be required to report the impact…
Risk pricing in sovereign debt markets needs to better reflect the impact of natural capital on nations' productivity and resilience, argues Simon Zadek
As the foundation that so many industries are built on, we can no longer afford to ignore how much biodiversity hangs in the balance, says Hugh W. Brown Jr
The differentiation in the credit spread performance between environmental, social and governance (ESG) leaders and laggards is currently limited, but Aviva Investors expects this to increase as quantitative easing (QE) programmes wind down.
The topic of transition bonds was a recurring theme at Environmental…
The future of 'transition' bonds as a separate label remains…
National Australia Bank (NAB) has faced criticism after it helped…
The German asset manager is preparing to increase its scrutiny of companies' transition strategies, Henrik Pontzen tells Peter Cripps