• GHGs: Back to the future

    09 December 2013

    The winners in this year's rankings have triumphed in the face of adversity. They are now anxiously waiting for policymakers to make structural reforms to core markets, just as they were at the turn of the century. Graham Cooper reports

  • 'Responsibility reporting is now mainstream, but still not linked to performance'

    09 December 2013

    The majority of big companies produce Corporate Responsibility (CR) reports but only 5% are linked to financial performance, leaving them open to accusations that they are merely 'greenwash', an event to mark the launch of a new study heard.

  • Bloomberg attempts to quantify risk of 'stranded assets'

    09 December 2013

    A tool to help investors and companies quantify the potential risk they face if fossil fuel assets become 'stranded' as a result of government action to combat climate change, has been launched by Bloomberg.

  • Willis and Endurance in innovative Australian weather derivatives deal

    03 December 2013

    Willis and Endurance Global Weather have completed a weather derivatives deal to protect a mining firm against the financial impacts of cyclones and heavy rainfall during the construction of a major project.

  • Braine takes reins at IETA

    03 December 2013

    The International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) has appointed Bruce Braine, a vice-president responsible for strategic policy analysis at American Electric Power, as its new chairman. He replaces David Hone, senior climate change adviser at Shell, who is stepping down after three years in the role.

  • People moves

    02 December 2013

    The latest people moves in the environmental markets, including appointments at Calvert Investments, CF Partners, Conergy, the Climate Bonds Initiative and more

  • Beijing and Shanghai launch pilot carbon markets

    29 November 2013

    Beijing and Shanghai have launched pilot emissions trading systems (ETSs) this week, marking the latest effort by China to develop the world's largest carbon market.

  • Financial close reached for £760m UK waste-to-energy plant

    28 November 2013

    A UK resource management company and its investment partners have signed a £760 million ($1.2 billion) contract with a waste authority for a waste-to-energy project.

  • COP Blog: Follow the money

    19 November 2013

    Before this year's Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN climate convention got underway, the Warsaw meeting was being widely referred to as 'the finance COP'

  • Indian hero Tendulkar to bat for solar

    18 November 2013

    India's cricket hero Sachin Tendulkar, who retired from the game on Saturday, is to focus on providing solar powered lighting to remote communities in his home nation.