• GRI launches updated biodiversity standard

    25 January 2024

    The Global Reporting Initiative has launched a revised version of its biodiversity reporting standard, with further metrics on the drivers of biodiversity loss.

  • Lightrock leads $50m funding round for AI and satellite climate-resilience SaaS

    25 January 2024
  • IFRS publishes resource for GRI and ISSB conformity

    22 January 2024
  • Sustainability assured?

    15 January 2024

    Are organisations ready for regulators' demands for independent assurance of sustainability disclosures, and are investors ready to reward companies providing assurance, Michael Hurley asks

  • SMF raises IDR700bn from 'milestone' Indonesian social bond, sukuk

    09 January 2024

    State-owned housing finance firm Sarana Multigriya Finansial (SMF) has raised IDR700 billion ($45 million) from a dual-tranche social bond and social sukuk as it launches an IDR9.5 trillion issuance programme.

  • COP28: Amundi launches European agriculture fund

    08 December 2023
  • Bioeconomy fund leads €17m Series A round in agtech lighting business

    22 November 2023
  • ASEAN data utility working with Japanese banks to harmonise supply chain data

    21 November 2023

    The creators of a Single Accesspoint for ESG Data (SAFE) are partnering with Japanese financial institutions in an attempt to ensure financial institutions in the ASEAN region have full visibility of sustainability information throughout their supply chains, it has been revealed.

  • The double materiality debate is boring ... just report both GRI and ISSB, says GRI chief

    20 November 2023

    Widely used disclosure standard setters GRI and the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) are not in competition, the CEO of the GRI has argued, adding that the debate over a key point of difference between the standards has become "boring".

  • Japan's 'green transformation' bond: A test case for transition finance

    31 October 2023

    The Japanese government's inaugural transition bond is expected to include controversial technologies. Michael Hurley reports