• Investors to challenge sovereign SLB issuers using ASCOR, investor says

    12 February 2024

    Investors plan to use a tool for assessing countries' climate progress to challenge issuers of sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) on the strength of their targets, an investor has said.

  • New climate finance target 'to be set at next COP'

    04 January 2024

    This year's COP needs to set an enhanced target for climate finance, a pension fund has argued, as the amount mobilised eventually needs to move from the "billions to the trillions".

  • Opening the black box of sovereign debt and climate risks

    07 December 2023

    Sovereign debt investors are ready to use the first-of-its-kind Ascor tool to assess countries' climate progress, Adam Matthews and Esther Law tell Michael Hurley

  • COP28: First Global Stocktake draft 'not particularly groundbreaking', says Actis

    06 December 2023
  • ASCOR to assess countries based on contribution to $100bn climate finance goal

    14 November 2023

    A first-of-its-kind free tool to help bond investors assess countries' climate progress has been launched that will see investors rate sovereigns on factors including their contribution to the problem and the finance they commit to address it, following changes to its draft methodology.

  • UK taskforce requests feedback on social factors in pensions investments

    23 October 2023
  • UK prime minister under fire from industry for weakening climate policies

    20 September 2023

    UK prime minister Rishi Sunak announced he would delay a ban on the sales of new petrol and diesel cars and the phasing out of gas boilers, drawing a wave of criticism from investors and corporates who say the move harms plans for the transition.

  • Church of England Pensions Board leaves NZAOA

    04 July 2023

    The Church of England Pensions Board has left the UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance (NZAOA), citing the need to maintain "a clear focus on one net zero initiative".

  • Church of England to support Toyota lobbying resolution

    06 June 2023

    The Church of England Pensions Board (COEPB) is to take action at Toyota's upcoming AGM over concerns its lobbying "may be undermining the goals of the Paris Agreement".

  • People moves, 26 May: Verra, Allianz GI, Standard Chartered, Federated Hermes ... and more

    26 May 2023