Innovative $1bn 'blended finance' SDG loan fund launched
Allianz Global Investors (Allianz GI) and FMO Investment Management (FMO IM) have launched a UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)-aligned loan fund after successfully mobilising $1.1 billion for the innovative public-private investment fund.
$9.5trn group of asset owners calls for 'smarter not more' engagement on climate
A $9.5 trillion group of asset owners has urged their asset managers to set clearer objectives for climate engagement with their investees, as one member called for a 'smarter not harder' approach.
190 investors sign up to collaborative engagement on nature
190 institutional investors have signed up to collaborate to pressure 100 companies to address their negative impacts on nature, on the launch of Nature Action 100 (NA100) at Environmental Finance's Natural Capital Americas conference.
AllianzGI invests $25m in Brazilian sustainable infrastructure fund
With a watered-down NZIA, where do insurers' climate commitments stand?
After six of the eight founding members left the Net-Zero Insurance Alliance, Joshua Geer investigates if their ambitions stand
Impact measurement 'can lead to perverse incentives'
Focus less on measuring impact, and more on companies with impactful products and services, Robbie Miles tells Genevieve Redgrave
Don't rely on COP to build sustainable agriculture market, says Allianz GI
The COP28 presidency today launched a food system and agriculture work programme - but one investor said the private sector, rather than policymakers, would be the real drivers of change.
Allianz: ECB talks up sustainable bond greenium
Climate-related policies and pronouncements from the European Central Bank (ECB) has generated a "persistent positive effect" on the 'greenium' for European sustainable bonds, according to research from Allianz.
AllianzGI calls on MDBs to step up on first loss capital
Multilateral development banks (MDBs) need to step-up the provision of first-loss capital in emerging markets, in order to crowd-in institutional investors, Allianz Global Investors has told Environmental Finance.