Archive

  • Will mandatory carbon reporting drive change?

    16 March 2016

    On the day that the UK government heeded calls not to scrap mandatory carbon reporting, Roger Ponting and Rory Sullivan share the sobering findings of some research into the effect of the legislation

  • Qingdao issues China's third domestic green bond

    14 March 2016

    Bank of Qingdao (BQD) has issued the first two tranches of its RMB8 billion ($1.5 billion) green bond programme, raising RMB4 billion.

  • Norway's sovereign wealth fund divests 58 companies on environmental grounds

    11 March 2016

    Norway's giant sovereign wealth fund divested from 58 companies last year because they were deemed to pose environmental risks.

  • MSCI follows Morningstar to begin scoring funds on ESG

    08 March 2016

    MSCI has expanded its environmental social and governance (ESG) research coverage to include, for the first time, exchange traded funds (ETF) and mutual funds.

  • First index launched to track bonds from low-carbon issuers

    08 March 2016

    An index has been launched which is believed to be the first to comprise bonds from low-carbon companies.

  • Bank mulls green bond fund

    07 March 2016

    A bank is considering launching a green bond fund, Environmental Finance has learned.

  • China to see wave of corporate green bonds, says HSBC

    04 March 2016

    A spate of green bonds from Chinese banks this year has paved the way for a "wave" of corporate issuance from the country, according to HSBC.

  • Energy storage - a technology whose time has come?

    18 February 2016

    Large-scale use of batteries to store electricity could be critical for the future growth of renewable energy. Recent developments mean the sector is almost ready for institutional investors, says Graham Cooper

  • EF BRIEFS: First Reserve, Capital Stage, Gestamp Solar, HSBC, BP, Yingli

    15 February 2016

    Energy investor First Reserve has acquired a US wind farm from Mariah Acquisition for an undisclosed sum.

  • 93% of US-listed companies 'affected by climate risk'

    10 February 2016

    Climate risk affects 93% of the US equities market, according to a report.