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  • Planet Tracker identifies deforestation risk behind ETFs

    18 December 2020

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) from asset managers including BlackRock (iShares), Vanguard and State Street hide entrenched deforestation risk from investors, according to sustainability think tank Planet Tracker.

  • EU climate benchmarks complete regulatory journey

    03 December 2020

    Two closely watched EU climate benchmarks intended to address the risk of 'greenwashing' are set to come into force before the end of 2020 after officially entering the official journal of the bloc.

  • Climate Endowment to launch €500m forestry fund

    14 October 2020

    The Climate Endowment Group is gearing up to launch a forestry impact fund with an initial target size of about €500 million ($590 million), Environmental Finance can reveal.

  • 'Climate endowment' launches €500m hydropower fund

    07 October 2020

    A 'climate endowment' looking to replicate the alternative investment strategies of Harvard and Yale universities has launched a hydropower impact fund targeting €500 million ($588 million) in investments.

  • Big data 'can help assess country ESG risk, and its implications for companies'

    14 August 2020

    Big data can help investors better understand countries' environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks, and the challenges these present to the companies operating within them, said MSCI.

  • Scottish Widows invests £2bn in BlackRock climate transition fund

    05 August 2020

    Asset management giant BlackRock has launched a Climate Transition World Equity Fund with a £2 billion ($2.6 billion) investment from British pensions and insurance provider Scottish Widows, a subsidiary of Lloyds Bank.

  • Use our Taxonomy as a framework for economic recovery, urges EU's TEG

    27 April 2020

    Policy makers and the private sector have been urged to use the tools developed as part of the EU's sustainable finance action plan to guide the rebuilding of economy following the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.