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  • Finance for Biodiversity calls for input to impact assessment guide

    11 November 2021

    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.

  • AXA IM to divest from climate 'laggards' in 2025

    08 November 2021

    Axa Investment Managers (IM) will divest from firms it deems to be "climate laggards" and fail to respond to engagement...

  • 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...

  • Axa's oil & gas policy 'important first step' for insurance industry

    02 November 2021

    Insurance giant Axa's publication of an updated oil & gas exclusions policy is "an important first" for the industry...

  • Sustainable investors remain cautious on UK green gilts

    15 October 2021

    As the UK prepares to issue it second sovereign green bond after a record-breaking debut, sustainable investors continue to raise concerns about certain aspects of its green bond programme. Ahren Lester reports

  • TCFD-based guidance targets overhaul of 'opaque' portfolio alignment models

    14 October 2021

    Best practice guidance for the financial sector to assess future alignment of investment and lending with the goals of the Paris Agreement

  • Axa acquires 20% of boutique impact investment manager

    12 October 2021

    Axa has acquired 20% of Blue Like an Orange Sustainable Capital, a boutique investment manager focusing on emerging market companies that it says deliver both strong risk-adjusted returns and social impact aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • $9trn PRI-led investor group demands extending scope of EU's CSRD

    24 September 2021

    A $9 trillion group of 54 investors led by the Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI) has asked legislators to extend the scope of the EU Commission's proposed Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) to include non-listed small and medium-sized enterprises from 'high risk sectors'.

  • £100bn orderbook for record-breaking £10bn UK green bond debut

    21 September 2021

    The UK secured a £100 billion ($137 billion) orderbook for its £10 billion maiden sovereign green bond, making it both the largest sovereign sustainable bond ever issued and the largest ever orderbook.

  • AXA IM, Natixis, Sienna and Solactive invest in Iceberg Data Lab

    09 September 2021

    AXA IM, Natixis IM, Sienna Investment Managers and Solactive have invested in Iceberg Data Lab, a European provider of environmental data solutions.