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  • Putting transition plans to the test: Moody's

    16 July 2024

    Investors face a tough task in scrutinising corporate transition plans - but an increasing number of products promise to help. In the first in a series, Michael Hurley examines Moody's Net Zero Assessment

  • Offset-heavy Eni SLB target 'one to watch' for 2024, says AFII

    16 July 2024

    The surprisingly high use of carbon offsets by Italian oil major Eni in its progress towards its carbon emissions target has created an interesting litmus test for issuer and investor behaviours around sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs),...

  • Investors need to dive into the nuance of nature and biodiversity, says BNP Paribas

    16 July 2024

    As client interest in nature and biodiversity continues to grow, it is necessary to "go beyond" metrics and stop relying on averages to adequately understand portfolio impacts and opportunities, BNP Paribas has said.

  • Amundi, LGIM among investors urging government to act on nature

    16 July 2024

    Governments have been urged to take "immediate leadership" on nature and create more facilitatory financial policies in a letter signed by a group of 130 businesses and investors.

  • Investors likely to pressure companies for high quality assurance, ICGN says

    15 July 2024
  • BBVA Colombia and IFC launch 'world's first' biodiversity bond

    15 July 2024

    BBVA Colombia and the International Finance Corporation have issued the first tranche of a $70 million bond to address the drivers of biodiversity loss.

  • Environmental Finance publishes second Sustainable Loans Insight

    15 July 2024

    Environmental Finance has published its Sustainable Loans Insight (SLI) 2024 report, the second edition of its free-to-read sustainable lending analysis and discussion report.

  • Is politics ignoring the climate-and-nature crisis?

    15 July 2024

    Addressing both climate and nature is a business imperative, despite the deafening political silence, argues Andrew Coburn

  • Piecemeal rollback of sustainability rules more likely than review of CSRD, observers say

    15 July 2024

    A full review of the EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) to reduce the reporting burden on corporates is unlikely, but a more politically conservative European Parliament could see a piecemeal rollback of regulations, a lawyer has said.

  • Climate change adaptation has 'picked up' in sustainable bond market

    15 July 2024

    The identification of 'climate change adaptation' use-of-proceeds in sustainable bonds has "picked up" over the last couple of years, according to Environmental Finance Data (EF Data).