• Natural capital focus sees Norway, Netherlands punished in sustainability ranking

    04 February 2021

    Norway and the Netherlands were among the countries that dropped sharply in the 2020 sovereign sustainability analysis undertaken by Candriam, after the asset manager weighted its scoring model more on how countries manage natural capital.

  • IFRS intends to announce 'sustainability standards board' at COP26

    03 February 2021

    The trustees of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation intend to publish in September a road map for the creation of a 'sustainability standards board', with a view to formally announcing the initiative at COP26 in November.

  • ESMA calls on EU to address consolidation in ESG data industry

    02 February 2021

    The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has called on the EU Commission to tackle issues created by consolidation in the ESG ratings sector in its upcoming Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy (RSFS).

  • TCFD advised to abandon implied temperature rise metric

    01 February 2021

    The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) secretariat should not include in its list of recommended disclosures estimates of the 'climate warming potential' of assets, according to the Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI).

  • News round-up: NextEnergy plans investment trust IPO; Gresham House Energy Storage fund; Macquarie; and more...

    01 February 2021
  • Climate disclosure better from diverse companies, says Arabesque S-Ray

    01 February 2021
  • APG, PGGM add more IT companies to list of SDG contributors

    01 February 2021

    An updated impact-focused data platform has identified nearly 200 extra companies whose products contribute to the SDGs, PGGM's Piet Klop tells Michael Hurley

  • UK pension funds to be required to publish TCFD reports

    27 January 2021

    Large UK pension funds are set to be required to report in line with the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures from October.

  • Banks face 'risk of errors' in applying EU Taxonomy

    26 January 2021

    An investigation by the European Banking Federation (EBF) and UNEP FI into the impact of the EU Taxonomy on retail and corporate banking found that its complexity leads to a risk of errors when applying it.

  • How advanced AI can produce the ESG data investors need

    25 January 2021

    The best way to get timely data is by combining artificial with human intelligence, says Alexandra Mihailescu Cichon