• Progress on Article 6.4 ahead of COP28 bodes well for global carbon market

    21 November 2023

    Final recommendations on the rules of the UN's global carbon market have been agreed upon, as last-ditch talks reached a conclusion - just in time to be sent for final approval at COP28.

  • The double materiality debate is boring ... just report both GRI and ISSB, says GRI chief

    20 November 2023

    Widely used disclosure standard setters GRI and the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) are not in competition, the CEO of the GRI has argued, adding that the debate over a key point of difference between the standards has become "boring".

  • Our first question when we see an SLB: 'What are these guys hiding?'

    20 November 2023

    A sustainable bond investor said it treats sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) with a "huge dose of caution and scepticism," arguing that market practices for the performance-based instrument have provided...

  • Global plastics treaty negotiations laying ground for mandatory disclosures

    17 November 2023

    As the third round of negotiations for a Global Plastics Treaty comes to a close, draft texts show "encouraging" signs more widespread mandatory plastics disclosures are on the horizon for financial institutions and corporates, CDP has said.

  • Japan to announce debut sovereign transition bond in December

    17 November 2023

    Japan is planning to issue its ground-breaking debut sovereign transition bond in February 2024, with further details on the size, maturity and expected issuance date released in early December.

  • The rise of responsible investment in Asia: A focus on transition finance

    17 November 2023

    Asian efforts to catalyse transition finance present lessons for the rest of the world, Romain Pison writes

  • UK sustainable investment funds not living up to their name, FCA says

    16 November 2023

    UK-based fund managers have been placed on notice by their regulator after it said many had failed to back up claims of sustainable investment, weeks before the publication of rules designed to tackle greenwashing.

  • Uptake of SFDR Article 9 ETFs slow but 'progressive', says EFAMA

    16 November 2023

    The uptake of UCITS exchange-traded funds (ETFs) registered as Article 9 under the EU's Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) continues to be significantly slower than Article 8, ...