• The ECB plots the 'winners and losers' of the transition

    06 September 2023

    The central bank has alerted lenders and investors to the relative winners and losers in the transition - with fossil fuel companies set to take an immediate hit. Michael Hurley reports

  • ECB warns fossil-fuel-exposed banks they risk €21bn in annual losses by 2029

    06 September 2023

    The European Central Bank (ECB) has delivered its starkest warning to-date of the damage a delayed transition to a net zero economy would inflict on the financial system.

  • ECB: Banks are 'on the horizon' of climate litigation surge

    05 September 2023

    A senior European Central Bank (ECB) official has warned banks to "get up to speed" with rising climate-related litigation risk as he expects regulation and recent legal successes to result in an escalation of cases against banks.

  • Allianz: ECB talks up sustainable bond greenium

    29 June 2023

    Climate-related policies and pronouncements from the European Central Bank (ECB) has generated a "persistent positive effect" on the 'greenium' for European sustainable bonds, according to research from Allianz.

  • Elderson: ECB willing to impose climate-related penalties

    27 June 2023

    A senior official at the European Central Bank (ECB) said it is willing to issue periodic penalties or impose bank-specific capital add-ons for banks that do not demonstrate "full compliance with all our expectations" on climate and environmental risk.

  • 30% of insurers' investments highly dependent on nature, EIOPA says

    23 June 2023

    About 30% of Eurozone insurers' investments are highly dependent on nature, according to analysis of about €2.3 trillion ($2.5 trillion) of insurers' investments in corporate bonds and equity.

  • Nature loss poses 'existential' risks for financial system, says ECB's Elderson

    08 June 2023

    The loss of nature due to intensive land use, climate change and pollution poses "existential" risks to the global economy and financial system, a prominent central banker has warned.

  • 'Reasonable to expect' banks will meet ECB climate expectations, says Elderson

    24 April 2023

    It is "reasonable to expect" Eurozone banks will, by 2024, close the gap between their currently inadequate disclosures on climate-related risks and the expectations of the European Central Bank (ECB), according to a senior central banker.

  • ECB and EIOPA call for EU wide natural disaster insurance scheme

    24 April 2023

    The creation of a pan-EU public scheme for "less frequent, large-scale disasters" could complement existing insurance offerings and contribute to closing the climate insurance protection gap, two major European supervisors have said.