Investors see opportunities post COP21
Two environmentally themed asset managers expect reductions in the cost of renewables and a "dramatic" uptake of energy efficiency technologies following a robust agreement in the UN Climate Change Summit (COP 21) later this month.
The road to Paris: this time is different!
With only a few weeks to go until the start of the UN climate change conference in Paris, Charlie Thomas explains why he is optimistic about the talks.
Schneider Electric issues €200m green bond
Schneider Electric has issued its inaugural €200 million ($215 million) green bond.
Trade in forest-based carbon credits reaches record high
The value of forest-based carbon credits traded last year soared 17% to a record $257 million from $219 million in 2013, according to Ecosystem Marketplace.
BlackRock warns on stranded assets
BlackRock has warned that companies with high-cost fossil fuel reserves are at risk of being devalued, adding that "climate change has arrived as an investment issue".
Businesses lay out their demands ahead of COP21
A coalition representing some of the biggest companies in the world has cranked up the pressure on finance ministers to deliver a "robust and meaningful agreement" at the Paris climate summit in a month.
EF BRIEFS: Union Group, BlackRock, HomeStreet, Chinese cement
The Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) has agreed to invest $3.5 million in two hydro plants in Peru.
Green Climate Fund under pressure to shun HSBC and Credit Agricole
Environmental NGOs have urged the UN's Green Climate Fund not to work with HSBC and Credit Agricole in order to "maintain its integrity".
INDCs can limit global warming to 2.7°C, says UN's Figueres
Investors have welcomed research suggesting that the national pledges made ahead of the Paris climate summit have the potential to limit global warming to 2.7°C.
Climate change of +4°C would be "uninsurable", says Axa chairman
If climate change raises average global temperatures to 4°C above pre-industrial levels, most assets would be uninsurable, Henri de Castries, chairman and CEO of Axa Group told an insurance seminar in Paris.