• ECB warns insurers over climate change risks

    31 May 2019

    The European Central Bank (ECB) has warned of the continuous threats to insurance liabilities posed by the physical risks of climate change.

  • Comment: The Taoiseach's speech

    17 May 2019

    Leo Varadkar's appearance at a sustainable finance conference at Dublin this week sent an important signal to the financial community, says Peter Cripps

  • Sustainability bond issuance will surge to $220bn in 2019, says BBVA

    02 January 2019

    Global issuance of green, social and sustainability bonds will grow by almost one-third, to $220 billion in 2019, compared with the total for last year, BBVA has predicted.

  • Green bond round-up, 20 June, 2018

    20 June 2018

    ESG investors flock to Australian SDG bond National Australia Bank (NAB) has issued its first 'green SDG bond' which it said aligns with the Green Bond Principles while also contributing to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Members of EU Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance announced

    13 June 2018

    The European Commission has announced the members of its Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance.

  • QE policy could increase risk of stranded assets, researchers warn

    31 May 2017

    Purchases of corporate bonds by the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of England, as part of their quantitative easing (QE) initiatives, could be adding to the risk of assets in the oil and gas sectors becoming 'stranded'.

  • Green bond comment, November

    25 November 2015

    Mounting anticipation of tougher international action on climate change at the UN meeting in Paris, has brought an Indian summer to the green bond market, says Graham Cooper

  • Will new regulations restrict low-carbon finance?

    04 July 2013

    New financial regulations are adding to the problems caused by adverse economic conditions and policy uncertainty, and are likely to hinder the flow of finance to low-carbon assets in the EU, say Thomas Spencer and Jamie Stevenson.