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  • Japanese GFANZ members 'intend to grow transition financing'

    02 April 2024

    Japanese financial institutions said they will grow their allocation to 'transition financing' and explore ways to ramp up a planned phase-out of coal power generation, in a joint statement by signatories to the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ).

  • Saint-Gobain: EU Taxonomy 'opened green bonds for us'

    28 March 2024

    French construction materials firm Saint-Gobain switched from sustainability-linked bonds to green bonds for its latest sustainable bond deal, after EU Taxonomy-aligned disclosures helped it identify eligible activities.

  • ASEAN Taxonomy extended to transport, construction and real estate

    27 March 2024

    An update to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Taxonomy for Sustainable Finance has seen the ground-breaking 'green' list extended to cover the transport and construction and real estate sectors.

  • Royal London AM invests £260m in UK regenerative agriculture farmland

    27 March 2024

    Royal London Asset Management has acquired 21,000 acres of farmland in a £260 million joint venture with the South Yorkshire Pensions Authority (SYPA), which will be used for regenerative agriculture projects and nature-based solutions.

  • Government intervention could drive circular economy investing, Schroders says

    27 March 2024

    Government intervention could be crucial for creating more investable circular economy-focused opportunities, Schroders has claimed.

  • France and Brazil launch €1bn Amazon investment plan

    27 March 2024

    The French and Brazilian presidencies have announced a roadmap to raise €1 billion ($1.1 billion) of public and private finance for the protection of the Amazon over the next four years.

  • Philippines power firm EDC readies PHP10bn green bond

    27 March 2024
  • 'US IRA has worked where taxonomies have not'

    27 March 2024

    A senior banker has argued that the US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) economic incentive package has delivered real climate-focused financial flows in a way that 'green' taxonomy-focused approaches have not.

  • AI part of the toolkit for energy transition, says SET Ventures

    26 March 2024

    Energy transition-focused venture capital investor SET Ventures is looking to increase its reliance on artificial intelligence as a value creator with its latest fund, Environmental Finance understands.

  • EU rowback on agricultural policy 'irresponsible', say investors

    26 March 2024

    A proposal to water down environmental protections within the EU's Common Agricultural Policy has been deemed "irresponsible" by investors.