Gabon secures ground-breaking $500m debt-for-nature blue bond
Gabon has issued a $500 million blue bond to fund a debt conversion which will unlock more than $160 million of funding for ocean conservation projects, becoming the first issuer of such a deal in mainland Africa and on public bond markets.
Absolute versus intensity targets. Part two
Investors often leave companies to decide which type of target is most appropriate for their business. Genevieve Redgrave reports
Absolute versus intensity targets
Investors are increasingly calling for companies to adopt absolute emissions reductions targets, but intensity targets continue to dominate, at least for now. Genevieve Redgrave reports
IIGCC to step up pressure on banks to demonstrate action on net zero
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.
TNFD to release disclosure metrics next week
The Taskforce for Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) is set to release next week a draft reporting framework with a set of 14 external disclosure recommendations.
Forthcoming TNFD metrics would work in sustainability-linked instruments
Metrics to be published by the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) next week should be usable in sustainability-linked instruments, which could speed-up TNFD adoption, a member of the initiative has told an Environmental Finance event
US pension funds call on banks to disclose emissions targets
Bank of America: Business case for nature 'becoming clearer'
The financial case for investing in nature is improving with more opportunities for innovative financing in the sector partly the result of mixing public and private capital, a Bank of America executive has said.
Six US banks to pilot Fed-led climate scenario analysis
The US Federal Reserve has revealed that six of the largest US banks are to participate in a pilot exercise to study their ability to manage climate-related financial risks, in a significant development for the financial stability supervision framework in the world's largest economy.