• EU action plan could stifle low-carbon benchmarks, warns FTSE Russell

    19 July 2018

    European Commission proposals to introduce minimum standards for low-carbon and ‘positive carbon impact’ benchmarks could stifle innovation, a leading index provider has said.

  • The anatomy of a taxonomy

    11 July 2018

    The European Commission has a highly ambitious target - to develop a taxonomy to define what is green and act as a compass for sustainable finance. But there's a long and rocky road ahead for this controversial initiative, find Nick Roumpis and Peter Cripps

  • Climate and SDGs to be focus of French pension fund's new SRI strategy

    28 May 2018

    Climate change is “the biggest risk” to the €36.4 billion ($44 billion) FRR pension fund in coming years, Salwa Boussoukaya-Nasr, chief investment officer of the pension fund, tells Michael Hurley.

  • Banque de France calls for 'brown penalising factor'

    09 April 2018

    The idea of raising capital requirements on assets with high sustainability risks, by means of a so-called 'brown penalising factor', has won support from François Villeroy de Galhau, governor of the Banque de France.

  • HLEG member to join Hermes IM from E3G

    29 March 2018

    Ingrid Holmes is to join Hermes Investment Management after leaving her position as a director at climate change think tank E3G, Environmental Finance has learned.

  • Environmental Finance Green Bond Awards winners revealed

    28 March 2018

    Environmental Finance's Green Bond Awards have grown for the second consecutive year, as the number of categories expands in line with a rapidly expanding market.

  • Regulations likely to boost pricing of green bonds, say experts

    20 March 2018

    Regulatory pressure for improved disclosure of environmental risks and opportunities is likely to improve the pricing of green bonds relative to comparable non-green bonds, according to two market specialists.

  • EU-wide sustainability taxonomy is matter of urgency, says Commission

    09 March 2018

    The European Commission said it will develop an overarching EU taxonomy for sustainability as a matter of urgency, as it aims to seize the mantle of global leader in green finance.

  • Why investors need to start accounting for natural capital

    23 February 2018

    There is an increasing awareness that natural capital can no longer be taken for granted, and can lead to a better understanding of both risks and opportunities, argues James Hulse

  • Building transparency in SRI

    19 February 2018

    The recommendations of the HLEG highlighted an urgent need to engage Europe's citizens on sustainable finance. Eurosif's updated Transparency Code should help, argues Flavia Micilotta