A 'loss and damage' fund agreed at COP27 should be the precursor for more efficient use of blended finance to support developing countries, argues Pradeep Kurukulasuriya
An agreement on a biodiversity framework at COP15 next month could help direct private financial investment, writes Steve Freedman
Is transition risk really being priced in effectively by fixed income markets? Sustainability-linked bonds provide some useful insights into how it is not, Ahren Lester argues
This report looks at the trends of the SSA sustainable bond market, the changing composition of SSA issuance along with how funding priorities have evolved over the years.
This special report, published in partnership with AirCarbon Exchange, provides a review on how the Asia-Pacific carbon markets are developing, as well as looking at innovation on a global scale.
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Why businesses can't ignore the social impacts of their net-zero transition
Global use of extracted materials has reached 100 billion tonnes a year - and over 90% is wasted. Closing this loop and encouraging the growth of circular economy strategies is an opportunity for all
We need to measure our impact on the natural environment, but businesses are grappling with the complexity involved
Many employees have a passion for sustainability and a strong desire to incorporate ESG concepts into the work they do. Turning passion into action at the employee-level has the potential to transform businesses.
Addressing climate change is an unprecedented challenge for the financial ecosystem. Our Voluntary Carbon Market will facilitate financing at scale into projects that mitigate climate change. Find out more.
Discover how our Voluntary Carbon Market will enable funds and operating companies to raise capital to be channelled into projects that contribute to reducing the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Watch video.
Our VCM designation is applied to funds or companies admitted to Main Market or AIM, intent on investing into climate change mitigation projects that yield carbon credits. Get the details.
The Voluntary Carbon Market supports corporates who seek to offset their emissions on their net-zero journey and provide exposure for investors to an asset class, with a long-term supply of carbon credits. Get the factsheet.
Ahead of the COP15 biodiversity conference in December, Thomas Cox asks financial experts their hopes for the event
23 March 2023, 9:00 AM GMT
Exploring the integral role that Natural Capital investment can play in building climate resilience
COP27 saw discussion about the climate impact potential of managed coal power phase-out schemes, but can these innovative deals be pulled off? Ahren Lester reports
3 November 2022, Singapore
Hosted at Singapore Exchange, join the original hub for GSSS bond issuers and investors
7 December 2022, 3:00 PM GMT
Sustainability regulations are on the rise, all in an effort to manage capital flows towards sustainable investments, but the question remains, are these regulations succeeding?
8 December 2022, 3:00 PM GMT
In association with GB-TAP this webinar discusses highlights from the Emerging Market - Banks, Bonds and Impact report to look at the green bond impact reporting practices of emerging market financial institutions.
13 December 2022, 3:00 PM GMT
How can the tech sector keep up with an exponential demand for data and focus on sustainability? Join us as we discuss financing change in the tech sector.
14 December 2022, 8:00 AM GMT
As home to some of the world's fastest-growing developing economies, the investor community in Asia is playing catch up in the journey of ESG integration and sustainable investing.
IÉSEG School of Management is looking for two professors in SUSTAINABLE FINANCE
World Wildlife Fund-United States (WWF-US), one of the world's leading environment organizations, seeks a Director, Carbon Markets Policy and Governance, based in the WWF-US Climate Team.
Sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) are structured with issuer level sustainability performance SPTs (Sustainability Performance Targets) measured against KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) rather than specific projects and can fund any corporate activity.
The chart depicts the most frequently used KPIs and their pro rata bond value ($M). There are 26 different KPIs that issuers have used when issuing SLBs. The most frequently used KPI is “GHG emissions absolute – scope 1” (100) and their bond value stands at $30 billion.
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The Financial Markets Standards Board (FMSB) says the voluntary carbon markets could be made more robust with greater transparency on pricing in exchange listings.
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Internationally Transferred Mitigation Outcomes are expected to be a feature of the current COP, write Pedro Carvalho and Alexis Massot
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