The conference attracted 300 delegates this year, as the discussion broadened out to cover sustainability in the overall fixed income market. Michael Hurley and Peter Cripps report
US insurers say they are ready to stop investing in climate-harming coal. But only one has divested from the fossil fuel to date. Could Chubb’s move be the start of a wider transition by US insurers away from fossil fuels or is it empty talk? Sarfraz Thind reports.
Triodos Investment Management, a fully owned subsidiary of Triodos Bank, has been investing to deliver social and environmental impact for almost four decades. Its chair, Jacco Minnaar, explains how the firm is continuing to raise the bar in a market that is rapidly adopting sustainability as a strategy.
Will the EU's sustainability taxonomy reduce the reporting burden on companies, or could it be another weight on their shoulders? Michael Hurley reports
Unanticipated biodiversity exposures can blow budgets, derail projects and shred corporate reputations. That's why a growing number of companies and financial institutions are turning to IBAT's authoritative global biodiversity datasets. Mark Nicholls reports
The launch of a green bond fund by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), on 16 September, marks a new milestone on the market's long march to maturity.
Delegates at Environmental Finance’s Insurance and Climate Risk Americas conference in New York heard how climate-related legislation is racing up the agenda in the US, Michael Hurley reports
Images from Green Bonds Asia conference in Hong Kong on 8th October 2019.
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While the availability of sustainability-related data for fixed income investments is catching up with that for equities, much progress remains to be made, Michael Hurley is told
A look at how three of the biggest ESG raters rate three companies – Johnson & Johnson, Standard Chartered and BYD – reveals significant differences in the conclusions they reach. Graham Cooper reports
The second instalment of this analysis of ESG rating agencies finds that investors are increasingly drilling down into the data that underlies the ratings. Peter Cripps reports.
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