How the Green Climate Fund can accelerate the development of low-carbon cities
The South Korea-based fund should seek to derisk investments and explore innovative solutions such as resilience bonds, argues Alexandra Tracy
Simplify SDG finance to unleash scale, says UBS
UBS has called on the financial sector and policymakers to simplify and standardise investing in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to help close the current financing gap to reach the goals.
The 12 themes set to shape 2019
What are the areas to watch for responsible investing in 2019, asks Peter Cripps
China unveils ‘game-changing’ guidelines for green investment
The publication of the first official policy guidance for Chinese investors on integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors has been hailed as “a potential game-changer” for one of the world’s fastest-growing economies.
The four characteristics of impact investors
A draft set of four characteristics that define impact investors has been launched, in a bid to help the market continue to "scale up with integrity".
People Moves: World Bank, BNP Paribas, BlackRock
Jingdong Hua has been appointed as vice president and treasurer of the World Bank, and will start his new post on 1 January.
Exchanges link with IFC to raise ESG standards in emerging markets
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative have agreed to work together to help raise environmental, social, and governance (ESG) standards across capital markets in emerging economies.
Green bond funds double AuM in 12 months (Full table here)
Total assets under management (AuM) in green bond funds has more than doubled since July 2017, to $5.34 billion, according to a survey by Environmental Finance. In the same period, the number of funds has risen by more than a third, to 38.
Green bond round-up, 8 August 2018
SEB observes ‘considerable’ slowdown in July issuance