• Basel 'faulty'

    20 March 2024

    US banks have urged the Basel Committee to re-draw 'flawed' climate disclosure rules, writes Michael Hurley

  • Banks' climate 'analysis paralysis' shameful

    21 March 2022

    The lack of readiness of banks to assess their exposure to climate risks is both alarming and shameful, according to a prominent North American asset manager.

  • Nordea, Kempen among new Finance for Biodiversity Pledge signatories

    30 November 2021

    Financial firms managing more than €12 trillion ($13.6 trillion) in assets have now signed the Finance for Biodiversity Pledge after nine new signatories joined the initiative, including Nordea Asset Management and Kempen.

  • US climate disclosure tussle develops over SEC filings role

    21 June 2021

    A tussle is developing over whether mandatory climate disclosures in the US should feature in the closely scrutinised annual regulatory filings or as a separate document, with some major firms opposing inclusion in annual filings but some significant investors backing such a move.

  • PCAF launches standard for global emissions

    19 November 2020

    The Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF) has launched a methodology which intends to enable banks to measure and disclose the emissions associated with their financed activities.

  • Are banks really going green, or just greenwashing? Part two

    29 October 2020

    With banks' sustainability commitments under fire, are science-based targets the answer, asks Christopher Marchant

  • Boston Common: Differing methodologies for bank sustainable financing 'unnecessary competition'

    12 October 2020

    Boston Common Asset Management (BCAM) has criticised the increasing number of methodologies used to assess how a bank's sustainable financing commitments impact its portfolio, as a distraction from core climate goals.

  • Bank of America becomes third US lender to join carbon accounting initiative

    30 July 2020

    Bank of America (BoA) has joined the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF), the third major US lender to join the initiative in the past week, as pressure builds on financial institutions to tackle the emissions of their lending and investment portfolios.

  • PRI joins investors in creating expectations for aviation industry

    21 February 2020

    The UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) has laid out investor expectations for the aviation sector in the transition to a low carbon economy.

  • Boston Common: Banks fail to tackle deforestation

    11 November 2019

    Less than two-fifths of banks have demanded anti-deforestation policies from the companies they lend to, according to a report from Boston Common Asset Management (BCAM).