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  • $32trn group of investors demand greater government climate action

    10 December 2018

    Investors with a combined $32 trillion in assets have demanded governments increase action to tackle climate change.

  • CISL to launch open-source tool to assess infrastructure transition risk

    04 December 2018

    The Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) is preparing to launch a modelling tool to assess how the transition to a low-carbon economy will impact the financial performance of infrastructure investments.

  • French insurers’ climate-related disclosures mostly ‘difficult to understand’, says WWF

    26 November 2018

    French insurers' climate-related disclosures have improved, but the information is still often inaccessible and difficult to understand, according to research by WWF France.

  • IIGCC publishes climate scenario analysis guide

    22 November 2018

    Investors who use scenario analysis will be better equipped to respond to early warning signs, such as a rising carbon price, and take more informed investment decisions as the low-carbon transition evolves.

  • Major insurers to cooperate on climate risk tools

    14 November 2018

    The UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) has announced a partnership with 16 of the world largest insurers to develop a new generation of climate risk assessment tools.

  • Hannover Re defends coal investing

    12 November 2018

    Reply to criticism comes on heels of Vienna Insurance Group's own defence

  • TCFD exceeds target of 500 supporters

    26 September 2018

    A total of 513 organisations have now expressed support for the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), beating the secretariat's target of 500 by the end of this year.

  • CBA, Samsung and Bayer dropped from DJSI World index

    13 September 2018

    S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM have excluded Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), Samsung Electronics and healthcare company Bayer from the widely-followed Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World).

  • The growing pains of green bond funds

    31 August 2018

    A lack of size, diversification and awareness are among the main challenges facing the fledgling green bond market, a poll of fund managers has revealed. Molly Wilson reports

  • Pimco wins AUD440 million ESG fixed income mandate

    29 August 2018

    Australian pension fund Local Government Super (LGS) has awarded Pimco a mandate to manage AUD440 million ($322 million) of fixed-income securities according to environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles.