• Banks call on EU to provide transition plan guidelines

    05 May 2023

    Banks have called on the EU to catch-up with other jurisdictions - in particular, the UK and Japan - by providing guidance on transition plans and finance.

  • Aviva concerned about lack of chemicals in EU taxonomy

    04 May 2023

    Aviva Investors has "material concerns" about the absence of chemicals in the draft extension to the EU taxonomy of sustainable activities.

  • LMA publishes 'vital' sustainability-linked loan drafting model

    04 May 2023

    The Loan Market Association (LMA) has released a model legal text to support the drafting of sustainability-linked loans, which it described as a "vital" tool for the fast-growing market.

  • ESG and value investing are not mutually exclusive

    04 May 2023

    Value investing takes investors closer to corners of the market where ESG controversies are rife and in sectors that do not always cover themselves in ESG glory, writes Sebastien Mallet

  • Companies 'not ready' for reporting on biodiversity, Sustainalytics says

    04 May 2023

    Companies are not ready to report on biodiversity despite looming risks, with implications for investors, a Sustainalytics researcher has said.

  • Comment: The politicisation of ESG in the US

    03 May 2023

    The anti-ESG movement is winning because it is stifling debate and making sustainable finance toxic, warns Peter Cripps

  • Investors 'left to fend for themselves' amid lack of social guidance

    03 May 2023

    The sustainable finance market is "being left to fend for itself" when it comes to identifying material social metrics, an Environmental Finance conference heard.

  • Market-wide stewardship driving sustainable outcomes

    03 May 2023

    Manulife Investment Management's Peter Mennie and Brian Kernohan have identified five ways in which the asset manager can exert its investment stewardship to help address systematic issues

  • EU's SFDR 'has had fundamental impact in US'

    02 May 2023

    The EU's Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) has "fundamentally" impacted asset managers in the US, a conference heard.

  • Sustainability-linked bond data transparency 'getting better'

    02 May 2023

    The data transparency for sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) is "definitely getting better" as market providers increase granularity of their datasets,...