• Investors welcome COP27 support for nature-based solutions

    22 November 2022

    Investors have welcomed the final agreement of COP27 encouraging the use of nature-based solutions, with one suggesting an increased focus on nature by governments could help the private sector price natural assets more effectively.

  • Debt investors warned of 'disintegration' risk of countries with social failings

    22 November 2022

    Investors are failing to place value on civil liberties and political rights as indications of sovereigns' sustainable growth, and risk being burned if illiberal states eventually fail, Candriam has argued in a new report.

  • Interest rate rises 'choking off' green investments

    22 November 2022

    Interest rate rises risk 'choking off' capital-intensive green investments, a report by Positive Money has warned.

  • M&G, Moody's chair UK ESG data and ratings code of conduct body

    22 November 2022

    The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has convened a working group to develop a 'significant' voluntary code of conduct for ESG data and ratings providers, which will be co-chaired by M&G and Moody's.

  • Video: Eugene Wong on sustainable bond standards and taxonomies

    21 November 2022

    Eugene Wong, CEO of the Sustainable Finance Institute Asia (SFIA), shares his thoughts on how different markets are developing their own standards and how they compare.

  • Investor reaction to COP27: 'No confidence 1.5°C target will be hit'

    21 November 2022

    The outcome of the COP27 agreement is a "step in the right direction", despite its failure to commit to phasing down fossil fuels and an overall lack of ambition, investors said.

  • ESMA ESG fund naming guidelines are 'significant step'

    21 November 2022

    The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has opened a consultation on proposed environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment fund naming guidelines...

  • Credit implications of COP27 hang on 'loss and damage' implementation, says Moody's

    21 November 2022

    The credit implications of COP27 hang on how and when a fund for loss and damage is implemented, Moody's has said.

  • COP27 agrees loss and damages fund, and need to 'transform' financial system

    21 November 2022

    The COP27 talks have ended with a ground-breaking agreement to set up 'loss and damages' fund, but failed to make the strong progress in tackling emissions that many had hoped for.

  • Second COP27 draft published without 'loss and damage' fund

    18 November 2022

    The second draft of the COP27 final agreement includes a placeholder for a 'loss and damage' fund as countries continue to debate the topic.