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  • Assessing the relative transition readiness of real estate sectors

    03 February 2023

    There are significant differences in levels of transition readiness across the real estate sector, argues Matt Soffair, and owners of highly sustainable buildings may benefit from a 'scarcity premium'

  • Calls for the ISSB to place greater focus on transition

    02 February 2023

    Some investors argue the International Sustainability Standards Board needs to place the transition to a net zero economy at the heart of its forthcoming standards. Michael Hurley reports

  • Climate resilience a key theme for 2023, says BlackRock

    02 February 2023

    Climate resilience is likely to be a key driver for investors in 2023, and continue to have significant implications for thematic investing, BlackRock has said.

  • Mirova plans $500m blended finance emerging markets renewables fund

    02 February 2023

    Impact specialist Mirova said it expects "very soon" to reach a first close on a blended finance fund that will invest in renewable energy in Africa, Asia and Latin America

  • Transition investors need help to avoid greenwashing accusations, says Philippines regulator

    31 January 2023

    Investors and banks looking to retire Filipino coal assets early need more clarity on the transition, to avoid "undue greenwashing criticism", the Filipino regulator has said.

  • Agri-forestry investment yields endangered by physical climate risks, data gaps

    24 January 2023

    Folium Capital, a $900 million investor in the agriculture and forestry sector, is preparing for volatile annual returns over the next ten years, brought on by climate-induced forest fires, droughts, and pricier crop insurance.

  • How the EBRD is going Paris aligned

    24 January 2023

    The decision will change climate considerations in finance on three continents, writes Dana Kupova

  • Sustainability a 'competitive differentiator' for Australian super funds

    20 January 2023

    Increasing consumer pressure to be 'green' has led Australian super funds to use sustainability as a "competitive differentiator" from their competitors, the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) has said.

  • ISSB to push for progressive improvements in climate scenario analysis

    20 January 2023

    Businesses reporting in line with proposed international sustainability standards will be asked to progressively improve their climate-related scenario analysis, after a vote yesterday.

  • Hong Kong airport expansion green bond is 'greenwashing'

    13 January 2023

    The Hong Kong Airport Authority (HKAA) has raised $1 billion from a green bond tranche which forms part of its broader funding of the runway expansion project, a year after its previous controversial deal.