NBIM: 'The key improvement we would like to see is transparency'
How should the ESG ratings market be regulated? Norges Bank Investment Management's Elisa Cencig fields questions from Environmental Finance.
'Mixed' climate disclosure regulation 'impacting sustainable bond issuance'
Emerging climate disclosure regulations are keeping some issuers "on the sidelines" of sustainable bond markets, according to Moody's Investors Service - but the shift to mandated disclosures should spur more issuance over the long-term.
Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac prepare for single-family social bond debut in June
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are expecting to issue their debut single-family social bonds from June, after the US government-owned mortgage providers published frameworks including an updated 'mission index' for eligibility.
Consultants chosen to develop avoided emissions standard
A group of asset managers has selected two consultants to develop a database that will 'standardise and give transparency' to the calculation of avoided greenhouse gas emissions.
SIX adds climate data to ESG data offering
SIX, the operator of Swiss and Spanish stock exchanges, has added climate data to its ESG data offering.
ESG ratings failure lands real estate investor in hot water with French regulator
A real estate investor has been hit with the prospect of a fine for failures relating to how it used ESG scores to inform its investments.
Users may need to tweak our climate scenarios, says NGFS
Users of models to project the impacts of climate "should determine and be prepared to justify" which scenarios best suit their needs, the Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) has said.
EFRAG consults on SMEs European Sustainability Reporting Standards
European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS) for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have been published for consultation.
Investors' scenario testing not recognising full climate risk, warns academic
The climate scenarios currently used by investors are not fit for purpose and do not adequately assess the full extent of risks, an academic has warned.