• 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.

  • Adding SFDR product categories need not mean ditching Articles 8 and 9 - BNPP AM

    21 September 2023

    The addition of 'product categories' to the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) to denote the sustainability ambition of funds need not spell the end of Article 8 and 9 distinctions, a senior executive at BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM) has argued.

  • 193 Chinese green bonds relabelled as 'common ground taxonomy' aligned

    17 July 2023

    China has published a list of 193 Chinese green bonds which it judged as aligned with the EU-China Common Ground Taxonomy (CGT), in an "innovative" move to attract international investment in the domestic sustainable bond market.

  • Scope 3 'make or break' for the SLB market, says BNP Paribas

    14 July 2023

    Scope 3 emissions could "make or break" the sustainability-linked bond (SLBs) market, a sustainable finance head at BNP Paribas has told Environmental Finance.

  • EU's SFDR review 'will probably lead to labelling scheme'

    13 July 2023

    An EU-wide sustainability fund label has been touted to tackle confusion around the bloc's disclosures regime, Michael Hurley reports

  • 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.

  • BNP Paribas: Brazil hosting COP30 to mark climate policy shift

    13 June 2023

    Brazil's recent appointment as host of COP30 will mark a new era of climate policy led by the 'global south', while highlighting the country's capacity for leading the transition to a more nature-positive world, an executive at BNP Paribas said.

  • IIGCC to step up pressure on banks to demonstrate action on net zero

    06 June 2023

    A group representing investors with €65 trillion ($70 trillion) in assets under management has published a set of expectations for banks, as they push for more details on how banks will act on pledges to achieve net zero emissions.

  • BNP Paribas AM welcomes pharma biodiversity good practice proposals

    31 May 2023

    BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNP Paribas AM) has welcomed voluntary good practice guidance from an industry initiative aimed at reducing the biodiversity impact of the pharmaceutical sector.

  • Ground-breaking PRI sovereign investor engagement initiative expands

    24 May 2023

    More investors have been asked to join a ground-breaking collaborative fixed income investor engagement initiative for sovereign issuers coordinated by the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).