ECB: Climate disclosures a 'priority' for structured finance assets
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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).