• COP28: Sovereign sustainability-linked finance task force launched

    05 December 2023

    Eight development banks and financial institutions have launched a technical task force to support the development and growth of the sustainability-linked finance market for sovereign issuers to achieve global climate and nature goals.

  • Enel, DZ Bank join Principles ExCom as Fannie Mae exits

    23 June 2023

    Enel, DZ Bank and BNP Paribas Asset Management were among those elected to the executive committee (ExCom) which develop the influential sustainable bond principles, but Fannie Mae's exit marks a quick end to US issuer representation on the executive.

  • Ground-breaking BlackRock public-private EM climate fund exceeds target

    02 November 2021

    BlackRock has announced its flagship public-private financing Emerging Market (EM) climate infrastructure investment fund has raised more than $670 million...

  • French financial firms must draw on coal lessons for fossil fuel policies, say regulators

    26 October 2021

    French regulators have encouraged financial firms to draw lessons from their thermal coal policies for other fossil fuel sectors in order to align with the goals of the Paris Agreement...

  • Goldner becomes TNFD executive director

    15 September 2021

    Tony Goldner has been appointed as the executive director of the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD).

  • French financial system 'significantly exposed' to biodiversity risk

    31 August 2021

    The French financial system is 'significantly exposed' to physical and transition biodiversity risk, according to academic research by the country's central bank

  • HSBC, IFC 'real economy' emerging market green bond fund raises $538m

    18 March 2021

    A green bond fund launched by HSBC Global Asset Management and the International Finance Corporation targeting 'real economy' issuers in emerging markets has raised more than $530 million from ten investors at its final close.

  • ACPR: Banks need to incorporate climate into risk management framework

    26 May 2020

    The French Prudential Supervision and Resolution Authority (ACPR) has published a guide to good practices in governance and climate risk management for the banking industry.

  • French regulator calls for ‘green and brown’ taxonomy

    12 April 2019

    France’s financial regulator has called for the rapid introduction of a formal definition of investments that are beneficial or detrimental to the environment – a so-called taxonomy of ‘green’ and ‘brown’ assets.

  • Development banks eye private capital to tackle plastics pollution

    15 October 2018

    The European Investment Bank (EIB), Agence Française de Developpement (AFD) and Germany’s KfW are joining forces to support an initiative that they hope will ‘crowd-in’ private capital to reduce plastic pollution of the oceans.