• Voluntary carbon market has 'notable concern in quality', finds WWF tool

    06 February 2023

    The Carbon Credit Quality Initiative (CCQI) has scored the quality of over a quarter of the carbon credits in the voluntary carbon market (VCM).

  • EU targets €225bn green bond issuance amid strengthened climate push

    16 September 2020

    The EU said it intends to raise 30% of its €750 billion ($890 billion) Next Generation EU (NGEU) recovery fund through the issuance of green bonds, as it boosted its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions target for 2030.

  • CFTC: Climate change poses 'major risk' to US financial system

    10 September 2020

    A report from a subcommittee of US federal regulator the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), has found that all US financial regulators must recognise that climate change poses 'serious emerging risks' to the national financial system.

  • Airlines mull change in offset scheme following Covid-19

    09 April 2020

    A scheme to offset the emissions of much of the aviation sector is set to change its rules to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, sparking fears that the sector's demand for offsets may be much lower than previously expected.

  • Shipping - the trillion-dollar challenge

    24 January 2020

    The growing support for the Poseidon Principles underlines the crucial role for finance in helping the shipping industry chart a course towards a greener future, says Ahren Lester

  • Environmental groups target US corporates for climate change action

    16 October 2019

    Eleven environmental groups have sent an open letter to the CEOs of US businesses urging them to step up their action on climate change.

  • Investors pressure oil and gas companies to improve methane disclosures

    22 October 2018

    Investor heavyweights Robeco and California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) have thrown their weight behind an initiative urging oil and gas companies to improve their disclosure of methane emissions.

  • Asset manager plans shareholder resolutions on methane

    04 October 2017

    An engagement initiative on methane has been launched, targeting the 2018 proxy voting season.

  • Investors and industry hail extension of California carbon market

    19 July 2017

    A bipartisan vote to extend California's cap-and-trade carbon market to 2030 has been welcomed by a range of investors and industries.

  • EDF eyes impact bond for Louisiana wetlands project

    17 July 2017

    Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), a US advocacy group, is working on the design of an 'environmental impact bond' (EIB) to finance a coastal wetlands restoration project in Louisiana.