• ECB: Climate disclosures a 'priority' for structured finance assets

    13 March 2023

    Encouraging climate-related disclosures on the assets underpinning structured finance products is a "priority", the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) and European Central Bank (ECB) said in a joint statement.

  • ECB details corporate bond buying 'green' tilt plan

    03 February 2023

    The European Central Bank (ECB) has provided further details on how it plans to "tilt" its massive €660 billion ($724 billion) private-sector bond buying programme towards 'greener' issuers, including by maintaining purchases of green bonds on the primary markets.

  • Eurozone investors 'net buyers' of labelled debt, ECB says

    24 January 2023

    Investors in the eurozone of 20 EU states are "net buyers" of debt labelled by issuers as green, social, sustainability or sustainability-linked, according to analysis by the ECB.

  • ECB seeks to narrow 'climate data gap' with statistics on debt, physical risks

    24 January 2023

    A first set of statistics on the sustainability bond market, carbon emissions and physical risks posed by climate change has been published by the European Central Bank (ECB).

  • ECB signals overhaul of climate bond purchase strategy

    11 January 2023

    A potential overhaul of the way the European Central Bank (ECB) looks to support decarbonisation efforts through its bond purchases has been welcomed as a "paradigm shift".

  • Sustainable finance: key themes for regulation and policy in 2023

    06 January 2023

    The year ahead could be dominated by ESG-related regulation and progress on sustainability data initiatives, Michael Hurley writes

  • ECB to step up scrutiny of banks' transition planning

    13 December 2022

    Banks in the EU have been told to expect scrutiny of their climate transition planning, as the European Central Bank (ECB) outlined its work priorities to 2025.

  • ECB bond buying climate tilt faces 'restrictions' in energy sector, says SEB

    24 November 2022

    The options for the European Central Bank (ECB) to tilt away from carbon intensive issuers in its trillion-euro corporate bond buying programme are "particularly restricted" in the energy sector, according to a study of the central bank's proposed climate scoring system.

  • ECB: Sustainable fund 'resilience' could reduce asset fire sales in crisis

    18 November 2022

    Global environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment funds tend to have greater resilience to the risk of fund outflows in times of market crisis - which could prove beneficial to policymakers...

  • ECB: Gender-diverse banks lend less to 'browner' companies

    11 October 2022

    European banks with a high share of female directors are less likely to lend to high-polluting firms, according to a study by the European Central Bank (ECB).