• 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).

  • ECB: 'We can no longer drag our feet' with nature risks

    30 September 2022

    A European Central Bank (ECB) executive has urged action to tackle financial risks related to nature as well as climate.

  • ECB reveals three-pronged approach to incentivise decarbonisation

    20 September 2022

    The European Central Bank (ECB) will from next month use a three-pronged approach to 'tilting' its purchases of corporate bonds towards those from issuers with higher climate scores, as it looks to incentivise issuers to decarbonise.

  • ECB mulls climate buffer as it warns of carbon-intensive 'fire sale'

    26 July 2022

    Eurozone banks could be subject to a climate-related capital buffer as part of efforts to manage the risk of a disorderly energy transition, joint research by the European Central Bank (ECB) and the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) proposes.

  • ECB increasing interest rates 'fatal' for green investments, says LSE

    18 July 2022
  • Policy action likely to lead to losses on crypto-assets, ECB paper warns

    12 July 2022

    The eventual pricing-in of the negative environmental externalities of cryptocurrency assets appears likely to lead to losses on crypto-asset exposures, a research paper published by the European Central Bank warns.

  • ECB tells banks to pressure clients on climate data

    08 July 2022

    The European Central Bank (ECB) has told banks they need to pressurise their clients to disclose more emissions data, after its first climate stress test showed most lenders are not adequately managing climate risks.

  • ECB 'tilts' bond programme towards greener companies

    04 July 2022

    The European Central Bank (ECB) will favour greener companies for its corporate bond programme from October, it has said.