• Hopes landmark EU nature restoration law will pass, as elections loom

    14 March 2024

    An EU policymaker is "optimistic" that a landmark law to restore nature in the bloc will soon be adopted, the latest in a series of green policies which are expected to be completed ahead of elections later this year.

  • Green bond funds swing back to black in 2023

    13 March 2024

    2023 saw the growing sustainable bond fund market make positive returns after a torrid two years, with forecasts of another strong year to come. Ahren Lester reports

  • Concept of avoided emissions gains ground in Asia-Pacific

    13 March 2024

    Corporates and financial institutions in the Asia-Pacific region are increasingly calculating the 'avoided emissions' associated with their products and services, a webinar hosted by Environmental Finance heard.

  • Lack of nature-related scenarios a challenge for target setting, insurers say

    13 March 2024

    While insurers increasingly consider nature and biodiversity in their investment programmes, leveraging the work done on climate to set targets on nature is not always an easy fit..

  • MSCI: Deforestation screen an 'easy' start for nature-positive investment

    13 March 2024

    Applying a deforestation screen is a simple, cost-effective and impactful way for investors to start their shift to nature-positive investment, MSCI told an Environmental Finance event.

  • TNFD devising transition plan guidance as it casts eyes to COP16

    12 March 2024

    The Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) has begun to devise guidance on incorporating nature information in climate transition plans, to ensure it is coherent with similar work by the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero and the UK Transition Plan Taskforce.

  • London CIV in 'early stages' of launching natural capital fund

    12 March 2024

    London CIV is in the process of launching its first natural capital-focused fund, the UK pension fund manager told an Environmental Finance event.

  • UK nature investment fund first close 'soon', says Lord Benyon

    12 March 2024

    The UK government-backed Big Nature Impact Fund (BNIF) is expected to announce its first close from private investors "soon", according to a senior minister.

  • Lord Benyon: First UK nature investment standards launch next week

    12 March 2024

    UK Climate, Environment and Energy minister Richard Benyon told an event that the British Standards Institution (BSI) will launch the first of its principles for nature investment markets next week.

  • SEC stumbles into battleground of climate materiality

    12 March 2024

    Letting companies decide whether emissions are material to their business opens the door for disputes, writes Michael Hurley