What are banks getting wrong on human rights?
Banks' processes for implementing human rights considerations into their lending activities are far from perfect, reports Christopher Marchant
PCAF launches standard for global emissions
The Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF) has launched a methodology which intends to enable banks to measure and disclose the emissions associated with their financed activities.
Equator Principles criticised for continued prioritisation of developed nations
The fourth version of the Equator Principles has come into effect, yet is already facing criticism from NGOs for an 'arbitrary' distinction between developed nations financing approaches and those in emerging markets.
Bank of America becomes third US lender to join carbon accounting initiative
Bank of America (BoA) has joined the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF), the third major US lender to join the initiative in the past week, as pressure builds on financial institutions to tackle the emissions of their lending and investment portfolios.
Aegon, ABN AMRO team up to launch impact fund
Aegon Asset Management and ABN AMRO plan to launch a listed equity impact fund this year, in a tie-up that will look to tap growing demand for impact investments in their respective network of clients.
Shipping - the trillion-dollar challenge
The growing support for the Poseidon Principles underlines the crucial role for finance in helping the shipping industry chart a course towards a greener future, says Ahren Lester