• Sustainable finance: key themes for regulation and policy in 2023

    06 January 2023

    The year ahead could be dominated by ESG-related regulation and progress on sustainability data initiatives, Michael Hurley writes

  • Nordea warns on gap between portfolio emissions reduction and 'real world impact'

    18 November 2022

    There is a widening disconnect between emissions reductions in investors' portfolios and the decarbonisation of the real economy, the head of sustainability at Nordea Life & Pensions has warned.

  • GFANZ publishes net-zero transition plan guidance

    01 November 2022

    The Mark Carney-backed Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) has published voluntary guidance on net-zero transition plans (NZTPs) for achieving net-zero by 2050 focused on Scope 3 emissions.

  • GFANZ drops requirement to align with UN Race to Zero campaign

    28 October 2022

    The Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) has scrapped its requirement for members to align with a campaign requiring a fossil fuel phase-out.

  • US banks 'have not indicated' intention to quit GFANZ, Carney says

    25 October 2022

    Mark Carney has denied that several large US banks threatened to quit the climate finance group he co-chairs, adding that the CEOs of the banks "have not indicated to me any intention to do so".

  • Carney: Net Zero Data Public Utility 'essential' to accountability

    10 October 2022

    The development of free platform Net Zero Data Public Utility will be "essential" for developing the accountability and transparency of financial institutions, Mark Carney has said.

  • UN Race to Zero readies 'compliance mechanism'

    25 August 2022

    UN-backed climate campaign Race to Zero (RTZ) has confirmed further information on its 'compliance mechanism' will be published in September, with a major partner welcoming plans to remove members who fail to meet its strengthened criteria.

  • GFANZ-backed agriculture decarbonisation path launched

    16 August 2022

    Financial institutions will for the first time have access to pathways to net zero for the agriculture, forestry and chemicals sectors, the author of report supported by the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) has said.

  • GFANZ issues transition plan recommendations & 'ambition' tracker

    15 June 2022

    The Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) has issued 10 recommendations for financial institutions to adopt in their net-zero transition plans, including metrics to track portfolio 'ambition', sector-specific pathways and pan-sector strategies to avoid 'paper decarbonisation'.