The Future of ESG Data conference: ISSB 'will help transform Wild West ESG data market'
The work of the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) will help transform the Wild West of ESG data, a panel exploring potential game changers for the market heard.
The Future of ESG Data conference: ESG rating regulation must not 'prescribe what to provide to the market'
Forthcoming regulation of ESG rating providers must not dictate what they should provide to the market, an Environmental Finance conference heard.
A stewardship code for the EU?
Regulation will boost fund naming consistency and disclosures but more work is needed to ensure EU rules impact the real economy, speakers told a webinar hosted by Environmental Finance. Michael Hurley reports
Binary views on double materiality 'unhelpful', says FCA
Discussions of double materiality as binary are 'unhelpful', a senior executive at the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has said.
Aegon focuses £490m short-dated bond fund on 'climate transition'
Aegon to launch Global Sustainable Sovereign Bond Fund at COP26
Aegon Asset Management and Aegon UK have partnered with the Global Ethical Finance Initiative (GEFI) to introduce the new Aegon Global Sustainable Sovereign Bond Fund at COP26.
Oil firms facing increased cost of capital as ESG pressure grows, says Aegon
Rising pressure on investors and banks to take a more stringent stance on environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns is leading to more limited access to, and rising cost of, debt for oil firms, according to Aegon Asset Management (Aegon AM).
Aegon Asset Management: Impact investing marred by 'poor measurement standards'
The asset management arm of Netherlands-based financial services firm Aegon has criticised the impact investing sector for 'sub-par measurement and reporting', which can lead to greenwashing and a difficulty in assessing investors' claims.