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Europe's moment to lead on green financial centres

Europe's moment to lead on green financial centres

Europe's financial centres are teaming up to mobilise the vast sums of capital needed to meet global climate targets. Under a new Europe-wide initiative, green financial centres are aiming to significantly accelerate the shift to sustainable finance.

Green Bonds Americas 2018

Green Bonds Americas 2018

Green Bonds Americas 2018

Join the original green bond event for issuers and investors to discuss the drivers behind the green bond boom and how to ensure sustainable growth as the market matures

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Comment: Driving disclosure

Comment: Driving disclosure

The best remedy for investors' carbon addiction is better quality information about companies' climate strategies, argues Daniel Klier

Global Climate Action Summit - three key takeaways

Global Climate Action Summit - three key takeaways

Last week's Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) in California saw CEOs, investors, political leaders and celebrities step up global action on climate change. Paul Simpson looks at three of the hottest topics

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Optimism trumps uncertainty

Optimism trumps uncertainty

The market for carbon offsets remains buoyant, despite regulatory uncertainty. Elena K. Johansson talks to winners of our annual Voluntary Carbon Markets Rankings to find out why.

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Insurance & Climate Risk EMEA

Discuss the disruptive cascade effect of physical environmental risks and their impact on insurance risk as well as the threats and opportunities for investments

Insurance Risk & Capital EMEA

Discuss the most pressing issues in insurance risk and capital management and the future challenges facing the industry at InsuranceERM's flagship event for for insurance C-level executives and risk teams

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CBA, Samsung and Bayer dropped from DJSI World index

S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM have excluded Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), Samsung Electronics and healthcare company Bayer from the widely-followed Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World).

Impact investing or impact washing?

Impact investing or impact washing?

Insurers say they can find financial value in ESG investing, but they have to be wise to investments that don't deliver on their stated goals. And while ESG can mean different things to different stakeholders, a push for standardisation is not always welcome, according to panellists at Insurance Asset Risk's 2018 EMEA conference. Vincent Huck reports

Green Equities for Asset Owners

Connect with high-profile investors to discuss driving growth in green and sustainable equities.

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EF bond database

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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.

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Thoughts on 'SDG bonds'

A number of 'Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) bonds' have been issued in recent years. Alice Val argues that issuers should not be tempted to target too many goals in their issues

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PKA makes 10% renewables pledge

Danish pension fund Pensionskassernes Administration (PKA) has pledged to ramp up its investments in renewable energy to 10% of the value of its portfolio by 2020.