Investors hail 'momentous' High Seas Treaty
Financiers welcomed the "milestone" UN agreement to protect a third of the High Seas by 2030, but cautioned that further action is needed to ensure it achieves its goals.
EF's Sustainable Investment Awards open for entries
Entries to Environmental Finance's annual Sustainable Investment Awards are open until 14 April 2023.
Indian stock exchange gets approval for 'social' segment
The National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) has received regulatory approval to launch a Social Stock Exchange (SSE) to help enterprises finance social initiatives, including through pay-for-success Development Impact Bonds (DIBs).
Cibus: Tree nurseries are a 'very fragmented space'
One of the key challenges to investing in companies that produce saplings is their small size, an issue reflected across natural capital, an executive at Cibus has said.
HSBC: 'Inklings' of more nuanced investor demands of SLB targets
HSBC said there are already "inklings" of investors returning to more nuanced assessments of sustainability-linked bonds (SLB) in 2023, with less pressure on issuers setting vague targets for emissions reductions in their value chains.
Ariel Re to offset carbon in novel cat bond transaction
Property, casualty and specialty reinsurer Ariel Re has issued a $125m catastrophe bond with a mechanism that will help offset carbon emissions associated with having to replace damaged property.
More consensus needed on impact, says Morningstar
More consensus is needed on the definition of an 'impact investment' to help the market continue expanding, Morningstar has said.
Mirova: Biodiversity certificates need clear system to avoid greenwashing
A clear system for biodiversity certificates - also known as biodiversity credits - is needed to help avoid the risk of 'greenwashing', an executive at Mirova has said.