• Investment groups urge EU to delay changes to SFDR

    07 February 2024

    European investment groups have urged the European Commission to delay proposed changes to the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), as they warned of a risk to investor confidence in the regime and to the reliability of disclosures.

  • EU agrees ESG ratings regulation text, plans to consider extending it to ESG data

    06 February 2024

    The EU has agreed the text for regulating providers of ESG ratings and said it will in future review whether to extend the regulation to cover providers of ESG data products.

  • 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

  • Greenwashing concerns hindering transition, warn European regulators

    05 February 2024

    Transition needs to be better articulated by regulators to help diminish the growing fear of greenwashing accusations, European regulators have warned, adding that it is important that "we accept some shades of brown".

  • Ontario adds nuclear, social projects to sustainable bond programme

    02 February 2024

    Ontario is preparing to finance nuclear power and social projects through sustainable bonds, after the long-standing green bond issuer updated and expanded its decade-old framework.