The Future of ESG Data conference: Disclosures 'not making the planet any better', says ABN Amro
Sustainability disclosures do not deliver real-world progress, and instead holding board positions and building relationships are much more important in driving change, ABN Amro has argued.
ABN AMRO loses two impact fund leads
'Uninsurable' assets is 'direction of travel' amid extreme weather
ABN Amro has warned that assets are increasingly becoming "uninsurable" due to the impact of extreme weather caused by climate change, as insurers respond to rising loss risk by hiking premiums and reducing exposure.
Why the greenium behaves like a 'drunk'
No one likes having to talk to a drunk - their inane and random ramblings can be difficult to understand.
Weakest investor ESG scores for banks 'not priced in' for bonds
Investors' proprietary environmental, social and governance (ESG) scores for major European banks "disagree a lot," and the weakest scores are clearly not priced into bond markets, ABN Amro research concluded.
Bond investors 'now pricing in' oil and gas firm climate strategies
Fixed income investors have increasingly been pricing in the climate strategies of oil and gas firms following the energy crisis sparked by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, according to ABN Amro.
Ascor to benefit emerging market-focused bond investors, says ABN Amro
An asset-owner backed framework to assess countries' climate risk and performance will be particularly beneficial for investors looking to invest in developing countries and emerging markets bonds, ABN Amro has said.
Air France-KLM sustainability-linked bond step-up 'falls short'
The coupon step-up on the ground-breaking Air France-KLM sustainability-linked bond (SLB) has "fallen short" in terms of its materiality, ...
'Even leading banking practices fail basic climate, biodiversity tests' - ShareAction
Most of Europe's largest banks have targets to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to net zero - but very few banks have taken concrete steps to achieve this and even leading practices in the sector fail "basic" quality tests, according to research by non-profit ShareAction.
UBS, DBS & ABN Amro back 'banking for impact' methodology
UBS, Danske Bank, DBS and ABN Amro have thrown their support behind an initiative seeking to develop what could become "the de facto market standard" for banks to measure and report their social and environmental impact.