Banque de France projects 40% hit to shares in burst of 'green bubble'
A theoretical 'green bubble' in stock markets could see the value of shares in companies developing 'clean technologies' such as electric vehicles and renewables tank by as much as about 40% and lead to widespread bankruptcies, the Banque de France has projected.
Banque de France sharpens focus on nature
The central bank is exploring how to build nature data into its investment strategy, writes Michael Hurley
Energy transition race for metals 'could threaten financial stability'
Rapid growth in demand for metals critical for the energy transition "could threaten both price and financial stability", in particular in economies such as those in the EU, researchers at the Banque de France have warned.
Comment: Are SLBs correctly pricing transition risk?
Is transition risk really being priced in effectively by fixed income markets? Sustainability-linked bonds provide some useful insights into how it is not, Ahren Lester argues
Interest rate rises 'choking off' green investments
Interest rate rises risk 'choking off' capital-intensive green investments, a report by Positive Money has warned.
Include stress tests, transition plans in capital rules, says central banker
The governor of the Banque de France has recommended including climate-related stress tests and transition plans in the Basel framework for banking supervision.
ECB: 'We can no longer drag our feet' with nature risks
A European Central Bank (ECB) executive has urged action to tackle financial risks related to nature as well as climate.
Despres joins European Climate Foundation
Issuers opt for SLBs as EU tightens green bond rules, says BdF
Issuers have begun to opt for sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) in anticipation of tighter green bond regulation, the Banque de France believes.