Financial institutions biodiversity guide boosted by COP15, says investor
A guide on biodiversity integration by financial institutions that looks to navigate difficulties including on data availability and consistency has been published by members of the Finance for Biodiversity Foundation (FfB).
Liquidity is not a reason to avoid green bonds
Despite lower trading volumes, there are no additional transaction costs for green bonds investment - meaning lingering liquidity concern is no reason for investors to avoid green bonds, Axa IM's Johann Plé tells Ahren Lester
Axa IM: Agrifood biodiversity problem is 'elephant in the room'
The agricultural supply chain's impact on biodiversity is an obvious problem that is being avoided by financial institutions, which often do not know how to address the issue, an executive at Axa Investment Managers (Axa IM) has said.
Biodiversity data guide aims to address investor 'challenges'
A guide on biodiversity integration by financial institutions that looks to navigate difficulties including on data availability and consistency is set to be published in September by the Finance for Biodiversity Foundation (FfB).
Green bond fund assets reach $25bn
Despite challenging market conditions, total assets in green bond funds hit $25 billion at the end of 2021. Ahren Lester reports
AXA IM launches social and sustainable bond fund
AXA Investment Managers (IM) has launched a €30 million ($34 million) social and sustainable bond fund, with a focus on job creation, affordable housing and healthcare.
Axa launches short-duration green bond fund
Axa Investment Managers (Axa IM) has launched an £11 million ($15 million) short-duration green bond fund, shortly after it added its second dedicated green bond fund to its product line.
Most large French companies 'still don't have enough women on boards'
A €5 trillion ($5.7 trillion) French investor initiative focused on improving corporate gender diversity hopes for "more tangible progress" in 2022...
Finance for Biodiversity calls for input to impact assessment guide
Financial institutions, corporates, governments and regulators have been asked to explain how they measure and manage biodiversity impact, as part of an effort to publish a guide on the current state of biodiversity approaches for financial institutions.
Sustainability-linked bonds: One year after the principles - where to next?
Amid ongoing innovation and accelerating growth in 2021, where should the sustainability-linked bond market look next? Ahren Lester reports