Sustainalytics delivers most SPOs in first half of 2022
Sustainalytics provided the most second-party opinions (SPOs) for sustainable finance frameworks in the first half of 2022, according to Environmental Finance figures.
A transition taxonomy: ready or not?
Could extending the EU's taxonomy to unsustainable and intermediate activities prove trickier than work on 'green', Michael Hurley asks
EU GBS 'may be a step backward' for green bond impact reporting
The EU Green Bond Standard (EU GBS) has been criticised as "definitely not a step forward, and maybe a step backward" with regards to the social and environmental impact reports expected of issuers.
Address climate adaptation finance, says IPCC co-author
Financial institutions must urgently move away from funding fossil fuels and channel more capital to financing climate adaptation measures, according to a co-author of the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
IEA net-zero roadmap 'turning point' for energy sector ahead of COP26
After years of being judged a climate modelling laggard, the IEA has published a 'landmark' net-zero emissions roadmap which campaigners say raises the stakes for governments and companies ahead of the COP26 summit. Ahren Lester reports
Green bond comment, October 2020: Automotive green bonds drive up corporate issuance
Issuance from car makers has shifted to a higher gear in recent months, and it is a sign that corporates more broadly are tapping the market, says Ahren Lester
DBS Bank creates sustainable and transition finance framework
Singaporean financial services provider DBS Bank has established a 'sustainable and transition finance framework and taxonomy' to "provide a science-based approach to avoid greenwashing".
Cicero's equity assessment service combats 'imperfect' ESG ratings
Cicero Shades of Green said its recently-launched equity assessment service looks to address "imperfect" ESG ratings of climate risk, as well as departing from the use of proceeds model typically used in the green bond market.
K2A launches 'world's first' green equity framework
Swedish housing company K2A has launched what it believes to be the first green-labelled equity framework.