• BlackRock and Temasek's JV leads $150m funding round for thermal battery business

    22 February 2024

    BlackRock and Temasek joint-venture, Decarbonization Partners, has led a $150 million Series B funding round for Antora Energy.

  • Innovative Fijian coral reef insurance policy inked

    05 February 2024

    An innovative insurance policy that will help make a range of Fijian coral reefs more resilient to cyclone and storm damage has been signed.

  • 190 investors sign up to collaborative engagement on nature

    26 September 2023

    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.

  • LAPFF reveals 'litany' of ESG risks at mining companies

    08 April 2022

    A series of financial risks related to poor ESG practices at five mining companies has been uncovered by the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum (LAPFF).

  • BHP criticised as confirms oil and gas exit with Woodside deal

    17 August 2021

    Pressure has been building on BHP to exit its fossil fuel assets, but its proposed deal to shift its oil and gas assets to Woodside has been criticised - and considered 'disastrous' for Woodside shareholders and the environment. Ahren Lester reports

  • BHP could benefit from ESG boost as the miner mulls oil and gas exit

    16 August 2021

    Anglo-Australian mining giant BHP has announced it is considering exiting its oil and gas business, in a move that analysts believe could result in an environmental, social and governance (ESG) re-rating and rising interest from investors.

  • IFC tightens coal phase-out conditions on financial clients

    22 September 2020

    The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has strengthened its approach to thermal coal investment exposure among its financial institution clients, announcing it will not make equity investments in firms that do not have a phase-out plan in place.

  • Norwegian oil fund continues ESG engagement ahead of renewables push

    18 August 2020

    The manager of the giant Norwegian sovereign wealth fund reported it was continuing to engage heavily with firms on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, but was yet to get off-the-mark in its renewable energy investments.

  • BHP increases climate pressure on industry associations

    17 August 2020

    Anglo-Australian mining giant BHP has enhanced its policy towards industry associations as it looks to ensure its climate lobbying aligns with the Paris Agreement.

  • Industry standard for tailings dam management launched

    06 August 2020

    A global industry standard on how to manage tailings dams from construction through to closure has been launched, described as an "important milestone" towards ensuring zero harm to people and the environment following a series of disasters.