Coal companies struggling to finance transition, says Fitch
Many coal companies in Asia are struggling to raise finance to transition their businesses, while coal is still seen as a strong opportunity, Fitch has said.
Church Commissioners for England renounces oil and gas majors
Church Commissioners for England has divested 11 oil and gas firms, including BP, Shell and Total, because of their lack of action to address climate change.
Shell 'in denial' about global transition, warns PIRC
Shell is "in denial" about the global transition to net zero, proxy advisor PIRC told Environmental Finance following the oil giant's rowback on fossil fuel production targets.
Renewables may benefit from a 'climate put' unappreciated by investors, says UBS
Renewables developers could be set to benefit from a "climate put" option, thanks to strong policy support, UBS has suggested in a note.
Absolute versus intensity targets. Part two
Investors often leave companies to decide which type of target is most appropriate for their business. Genevieve Redgrave reports
Absolute versus intensity targets
Investors are increasingly calling for companies to adopt absolute emissions reductions targets, but intensity targets continue to dominate, at least for now. Genevieve Redgrave reports
ESG materiality index outperforms in first year
An ESG index focused on materiality and transition has outperformed its parent index in the year since its launch.
Just Climate smashes fundraising target, with $1.5bn, and eyes nature fund next
Generation Investment Management's Just Climate said its inaugural fund has raised $1.5 billion, exceeding its $1 billion target, and is mulling raising a separate fund focused on nature.
Global plastics treaty 'must focus on finance'
A planned treaty on plastic pollution will need to put finance at its core in order to be successful, an investor has argued.
GFANZ APAC launches consultation on managed coal phase out
The Asia Pacific chapter of the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) has published guidance for financing the early retirement of coal-fired power plants.