Federated Hermes tops asset manager ESG integration review
US asset manager Federated Hermes scored highest for environmental, social and governance (ESG) integration among major investors in a study by a credit rating agency.
Private banks' ESG boom tempered by greenwashing concern
Private banks have grown their sustainable investing product offering significantly in recent years, driven by client demand and regulation - but 'concern' remains about unsubstantiated claims of positive impact, researchers have said.
L&G's chief executive defends climate free speech
Nigel Wilson supports right to air anti-climate change comments as HSBC's Stuart Kirk fallout continues
HSBC rejects comments by its head of RI about climate
HSBC has distanced itself from the remarks of a senior employee who delivered a controversial speech about 'Why investors need not worry about climate risk'.
Carney: Some fossil fuel investment justified
The transition to a net-zero carbon economy requires "nothing short of a revolution", although some limited investment in fossil fuels is justified in the short term, Mark Carney has said.
SLB step-downs are 'opportunity' for sovereigns
HSBC has highlighted an "opportunity" for sovereigns to include 'step-down' provisions in their sustainability-linked bond frameworks.
Emerging market 'real economy' sustainable bond report published
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Environmental Finance have published a report on emerging market 'real economy' sustainable bond issuance trends...