• NBIM creates net zero target tracker to bolster climate engagement

    07 February 2024

    The manager of the world's largest sovereign wealth fund has said it will step up scrutiny of companies' net zero plans and push them to meet climate targets, as it revealed new ways it will track net zero targets and the impact of its own climate engagement.

  • ESG fund launches in 2023 'down but not out', says Barclays

    06 February 2024

    The number of environmental, social and governance (ESG) fund launches fell sharply in 2023, with passively managed funds bearing the brunt of the slowdown.

  • Energy companies 'failing to shift away from fossil fuels', warns Sustainable Fitch

    06 February 2024

    Energy companies have made "limited progress" towards hitting their net zero carbon targets, Sustainable Fitch has warned, with just one of 12 firms assessed awarded a 'green' rating.

  • Nordic companies struggling to set 'credible' nature targets, Danske Bank says

    06 February 2024

    The majority of large companies based in the Nordics are struggling to develop credible targets or policies to manage their impact, Danske Bank Asset Management (DBAM) has said.

  • EU energy passport huge step forward in valuing real estate climate risk, says PGGM

    06 February 2024

    The revision of EU buildings regulations to introduce a 'passport' showing energy performance data could be "a huge step forward" in helping investors and lenders to accurately include climate risk in valuation of assets, a leading investor has said.

  • ESG controversy scores are impacting bond pricing

    05 February 2024

    Climate risk is still not efficiently being priced in bond markets, but the impact of exclusions and controversy scores give a glimpse to the future. Ahren Lester reports