• Green and sustainability taxonomy to be announced at Macron summit

    08 December 2017

    A taxonomy that defines green and sustainable investments will be announced next week by the European Commission at a summit hosted by French President Macron.

  • EU launches consultation on sustainability and fiduciary duty

    14 November 2017

    A European Commission proposal to formally recognise sustainability as a part of large investors' fiduciary duty will be tested by public consultation.

  • HLEG - where are we now and what's next?

    18 September 2017

    The following is an abbreviated version of a speech given by Aviva Investors' Steve Waygood at Environmental Finance's inaugural Green Equities conference

  • Zurich completes $2bn green bond mandate

    31 August 2017

    Zurich Insurance Company has fulfilled its pledge to buy $2 billion of green bonds - some three-and-a-half years after announcing the target.

  • TCFD recommendations could improve credit rating process, says S&P

    21 August 2017

    Increased corporate reporting of climate related risks – as called for by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) – should help S&P Global improve its credit rating process, the company said.

  • Reflections on the HLEG report

    09 August 2017

    The EU's High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance issued its interim report last month. One of the members of the group, Flavia Micilotta, outlines some of her key takeaways.

  • Experts call for reform of financial regulation to promote sustainability

    14 July 2017

    Regulations governing banks, insurers and asset managers should be reformed "to facilitate green and sustainable investment", according to a group of experts appointed by the European Commission.

  • Sustainable finance experts call for European standard for green bonds

    14 July 2017

    An official European standard and label for green bonds should be developed, according to the High-Level Expert Group (HLEG) on Sustainable Finance, appointed by the European Commission.