Voluntary carbon market could put an end to claims of 'climate neutrality'
Companies that buy emissions offsets in the voluntary carbon market may no longer be able to claim the transactions make them "carbon neutral", according to a consultation document drawn up by several market players.
People Moves: AAM, Morgan Stanley, AP1, Carbon Market Institute, Gold Standard, Ethic, Aviva Investors
Aegon Asset Management (AAM) has hired two people for its responsible investment team.
People Moves: Gold Standard, Cicero, Investec AM and ShareAction
Yvo de Boer has been announced as new president-elect of the Gold Standard Foundation Board, replacing David Shelmerdine.
People moves: IOSCO, London Stock Exchange Group, Simmons & Simmons, UBS
Peter Damgaard Jensen has been appointed as co-organizer of the newly founded Global Commission on Adaptation. Damgaard Jensen also acts as CEO of Danish pension scheme PKA and chair of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC), an investor association taking action to support a low-carbon future.
Winners revealed in voluntary carbon poll
Developments in international policy, new standards and the promise of future demand from the aviation industry are pushing the voluntary carbon market forward, the top firms in Environmental Finance's 2017 rankings say
Voluntary carbon high-flyers preparing for market's take-off
The promise of future demand from the aviation industry and new types of financing are fuelling optimism in the voluntary carbon market, the top-ranking firms in Environmental Finance's 2017 Voluntary Carbon Markets Rankings say.
Environmental standard launched to support SDGs
A standard to measure the progress of emission reduction projects toward the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been launched by Gold Standard.
Voluntary carbon market can beat 'life-threatening' challenges
The voluntary carbon market "faces two life-threatening challenges", but they do not spell the end of the market, according to the Gold Standard, a specialist certification body.
People Moves: IDDRI, Gold Standard, GIIN
David Levai has replaced Thomas Spencer as director of energy and climate at the Institute of Sustainable Development and International Relations' (IDDRI).