• 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

  • Sustainable bond fund assets hit $41bn record

    01 March 2024

    Investor appetite for sustainable bond funds has sent the market to record highs in 2023, with expectations of more to come in 2024. Ahren Lester reports

  • ICMA draws up a 'Common Ground Taxonomy' for transition plans

    26 February 2024

    The influential trade association wants issuer to act on transition plans before regulations arrive, and has provided a high-level tool to get the process started. Ahren Lester reports

  • Financial markets may be undervaluing 'climate resilience' companies, BlackRock suggests

    01 December 2023

    Financial markets may be underappreciating the prospects for companies that enable climate resilience, BlackRock has said, as it warned the cost of disaster rebuilding in the US alone could equate to the $39 billion of energy investments under the Inflation Reduction Act.

  • Banking regulatory body consults on requiring disclosure of financed and facilitated emissions

    29 November 2023

    The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) has requested feedback on proposals to require banks to disclose greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions linked to the financing they provide as well as underwriting and advisory activities.

  • EF revamps its Environmental Market Rankings

    13 November 2023

    In response to market feedback, Environmental Finance is pleased to announce its Annual Market Rankings will now be renamed the Environmental Market Rankings.

  • Exclusionary strategies could spark 7% drop in stock prices of 'brown' firms, BIS report says

    02 October 2023

    The exclusion of high-emitting 'brown' firms by sustainability-minded investors could lead to a 7.1% drop in stock prices of these firms over 10 years, according to a modelling exercise by academics.

  • Stress test US derivatives markets on climate, regulator recommends

    30 August 2023

    The regulator of the US derivatives markets should stress test the resilience of financial institutions to potential physical impacts of climate change, according to a commissioner at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

  • Fitch: ISSB is 'catalyst for every Chinese firm' on sustainability reporting

    24 July 2023

    The development of the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) disclosure guidelines are a "very important signal" to Chinese firms to improve sustainability reporting if they want to secure greater access to international capital, according to Sustainable Fitch.

  • US sustainable bond issuance growth stutters in 2023

    23 June 2023

    US issuers are increasingly stepping back from sustainable bonds in 2023 as issuance falls further behind market-leader Europe.