• Banque de France projects 40% hit to shares in burst of 'green bubble'

    12 September 2023

    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

    31 August 2023

    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'

    11 May 2023

    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?

    29 November 2022

    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

    22 November 2022

    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

    28 October 2022

    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

    30 September 2022

    A European Central Bank (ECB) executive has urged action to tackle financial risks related to nature as well as climate.

  • Issuers opt for SLBs as EU tightens green bond rules, says BdF

    14 July 2022

    Issuers have begun to opt for sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) in anticipation of tighter green bond regulation, the Banque de France believes.