• EU wants to boost green loan market, senior commissioner says

    26 January 2024

    The EU wants to boost the market for green loans and is "looking very closely" at recommendations to develop a voluntary label, the European Commission's finance lead has said.

  • Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac prepare for single-family social bond debut in June

    25 January 2024

    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are expecting to issue their debut single-family social bonds from June, after the US government-owned mortgage providers published frameworks including an updated 'mission index' for eligibility.

  • 'Underfunded' hydrogen bank a gap in EU's riposte to US IRA, investor says

    25 January 2024

    The EU's Hydrogen Bank is "underfunded", creating a major gap in the bloc's efforts to respond to the US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and spur investment in renewables, according to one of the world's largest specialist investors in wind and solar energy.

  • New MAS chief will retain focus on sustainable finance

    24 January 2024

    Chia Der Juin, the new managing director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, has committed to further strengthening its action on sustainable finance, and supporting the region's transition.

  • ECB uncovers 'staggering' misalignment of bank lending with climate targets

    24 January 2024

    'Staggering' misalignment of Eurozone bank lending portfolios with climate targets has been uncovered by the European Central Bank (ECB), as it warned of a pressing need to act amid rising litigation, financial and reputational risks.

  • ESG ratings failure lands real estate investor in hot water with French regulator

    24 January 2024

    A real estate investor has been hit with the prospect of a fine for failures relating to how it used ESG scores to inform its investments.

  • EFRAG consults on SMEs European Sustainability Reporting Standards

    23 January 2024

    European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS) for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have been published for consultation.