Regulation, TNFD to turn the tide in oceans investing, says Sustainable Fitch
Despite a limited number of investable opportunities currently, changing regulation and initiatives such as the Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) could turn the tide for sustainable investments in the world's oceans, Sustainable Fitch has said.
Investors to increase pressure on biodiversity, says Sustainable Fitch
Investors are likely to increase engagement with on biodiversity-related issues, and place more pressure on companies to set biodiversity or nature targets, Sustainable Fitch has predicted.
Indonesia considering coal for 'green' taxonomy
A move from the Indonesian regulator to consider coal as 'green' within its taxonomy could risk foreign investor confidence in the market", both an international energy institute and Sustainable Fitch have warned.
'Financial time bomb' of climate-related credit rating volatility awaits, says IEEFA
A "financial time bomb is ticking" due to expected volatility in credit ratings caused by climate risks which have not yet been adequately reflected in ratings, the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) has warned.
Fitch: Amazon summit sets stage for 'confrontational COP28'
Sustainable Fitch said the stage was set for a "more confrontational COP28," after "strong demands" were made at a regional summit on the sustainable development of the Amazon around developed country financing support and rising concern around regulation.
Early coal phase out deals 'beset by hurdles', says Sustainable Fitch
Early coal phase out deals in the Asia-Pacific region are 'beset by hurdles', particularly for investors which could face reputational risks for being involved, Sustainable Fitch has said.
Improving pricing dynamics 'could spur Chinese corporate green bond growth'
The market will have to "wait a little longer" before it sees increased green bond issuance from private corporate issuers in China, due to the adverse pricing dynamics present in the market, according to Sustainable Fitch.
BP is not green - it's olive
Some APAC banks "double counting" climate contributions, warns Fitch
While banks in Asia Pacific's developed markets are making "good progress" on the transition, Fitch Group's CreditSights warned some may be artificially enlarging and double counting their contributions to climate change.
Progress on JETPs 'slower than expected', says Sustainable Fitch
Progress on the UN's Just Energy Transition Partnerships (JETPs) has been slower than expected, but taxonomies that include transitional activities could help emerging markets meet their decarbonisation targets, Sustainable Fitch has told Environmental Finance.