• BankTrack: Banks are failing to follow Equator Principles

    11 August 2020

    Signatory banks to the Equator Principles may be failing to uphold its standards such as grievance mechanisms in current projects being financed, according to a report by NGO BankTrack.

  • Climate change to prolong wildfire seasons by months - Four Twenty Seven

    07 August 2020

    Four Twenty Seven has created a dataset projecting changes to the likelihood of wildfires in a world affected by climate change.

  • Public investment institutions commit to ESG, despite lack of reliable data

    03 August 2020

    More than 90% of global public investors (GPIs), such as central banks, sovereign wealth funds and public pension funds, have specific environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment policies in place, or are in the process of developing them despite limited access to ESG data.

  • ESG fund assets pass $1trn milestone

    31 July 2020

    Assets in sustainable funds have rebounded sharply following the market meltdown triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic, to hit a record high of $1.06 trillion, as of the end of June.

  • Short selling can be effective ESG impact tool, says AIMA

    29 July 2020

    Short selling can be an "effective tool" to mitigate carbon risks and can incentivise companies to improve their environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance, but data providers and regulators must also play their part, said a leading trade association.

  • Satellite and AI initiative to 'transform carbon data'

    23 July 2020

    An initiative has been launched to combine data from satellites and artificial intelligence (AI), promising to "revolutionise global efforts to measure and reduce emissions across every sector of society".

  • Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosures working group announced

    21 July 2020

    Ten financial firms have joined a working group to develop a reporting framework for the impact of the financial sector on biodiversity and ecosystems to complement the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

  • Environmental Finance's webinar - Renewable energy: mapping out the next investment push

    21 July 2020

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  • Amazon is 'most exposed company to Covid-19 controversies'

    20 July 2020

    Technology supergiant Amazon has been involved with the most environmental, social and governance (ESG) controversies related to Covid-19 incidents, a report by ESG data provider Sustainalytics has showed.

  • Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosures 'to be launched in Q1 2021'

    15 July 2020

    Exploratory work for a Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) is set to begin in September, ahead of a full task force being launched early next year, a webinar on biodiversity hosted by Environmental Finance heard.