• Swedish regulator opposes easing capital rules for green investments

    17 June 2020

    The Swedish financial supervisory authority has opposed proposals to cut the capital requirements required by pension funds for their 'green' investments, the latest intervention by a global regulator in the so-called 'green supporting factor' debate.

  • Pension funds must do more to push for low-carbon transition, says Lord Deben

    14 May 2020

    The chair of the influential UK Committee on Climate Change (CCC) said the financial sector is beginning to take environmental concerns more seriously, but more has to be done.

  • Sovereign green bond pricing strong amid demand, says CBI

    08 April 2020

    A handful of sovereign green bonds have attracted a 'greenium', research by the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) has found.

  • Central banks prepare for "decisive" 2020 for climate change action

    02 April 2020

    The Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) said 2020 will be a "decisive year", as the group of central banks warned the coronavirus crisis should not overshadow the pressure building for climate action in the financial system.

  • Carney: Prudential regulation should avoid climate policy by 'back door'

    31 March 2020

    Former Bank of England (BoE) governor Mark Carney has warned against using prudential regulation to implement climate policy "by the back door".

  • Carney: EU Taxonomy 'still too narrow'

    25 March 2020

    Former Bank of England governor Mark Carney has reiterated that the EU Taxonomy for Sustainable Activities remains "quite proscriptive" despite recent revisions, while he is optimistic it will become richer through the addition of transition activities in the future.

  • Carney: sovereigns benefit from green bond market 'success story'

    19 March 2020

    Former Bank of England (BoE) governor Mark Carney has described green bonds as a "success story", while lauding the benefits of sovereign issuers entering the market.

  • UK regulator proposes tightened climate-risk disclosure demands

    09 March 2020

    The UK financial services regulator has announced it is considering new climate-related disclosure requirements for most of the major firms listed in the country, despite disappointment from campaigners that its proposals were not mandatory.

  • Carney makes TCFD push at launch of COP26 private finance agenda

    27 February 2020

    Mark Carney has used the launch of COP26's private finance agenda to urge financial institutions to conduct climate stress tests and disclose comprehensive climate-related information.

  • Standards being prepared for collateral for green covered bonds

    18 February 2020

    The European Covered Bond Council (ECBC) is devising standards to define assets that are eligible for the collateral pools for energy-efficiency covered bonds.