A round-up of the latest new appointments and moves in the industry, including changes at HSBC, CDP, RobecoSAM, Impax, MSCI and the World Bank.
2015 has seen an 'inexorable rise' in voluntary carbon pricing for corporates, says CDP
There has been an "inexorable rise" in the number of public companies putting a price on carbon, according to a report from CDP.
Investor-led project to create energy productivity index
The California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS) has joined an investor-led initiative to launch what it believes to be the world's first "global energy productivity benchmark for listed industrial companies".
CDP and South Pole launch water scoring system for companies
A system for assessing and comparing companies' water management practices is being launched by CDP – the non-profit formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project – and South Pole, an advisory company and project developer based in Switzerland.
Investors launch platform to showcase their climate change initiatives
A group of institutional investors, managing some $25 trillion, have launched an online platform to highlight the actions they are taking to curb climate change.
Bioenergy standards proposed
Bioenergy standards for projects eligible for funding from green bonds have been released, and cover social impacts as well as environmental ones.
Companies' efforts to cut carbon have 'plateaued', finds CDP
Emissions reductions from some of the most carbon-intensive companies have "plateaued" over the past year, according to a report by the CDP.
Deforestation attracts more concern from investors and corporates, says CDP
This year has seen a 30% increase in the number of institutional investors requesting information about deforestation caused by the companies in which they invest, according to a new report.
Failure to report water risk 'a grave concern', says CDP
The number of large companies reporting water risks has failed to increase in-line with investor demand, with the energy sector continuing to lag behind its peers, a new report has warned.
Mellon Capital and McKnight Foundation in $100m lower carbon strategy
Mellon Capital has attracted $100 million of funding from a US foundation for a new strategy tilted towards companies with lower carbon emissions.