Archive

  • Norway's $800bn 'oil fund' faces calls to change structure and divest from coal

    12 November 2013

    Norway's $800 billion 'oil fund' could face a major shake-up of the way it implements its responsible investment strategy after a report recommended that politicians leave decisions on divestments to the country's central bank.

  • Sustainability heavyweight

    05 November 2013

    With its ambitious targets to tackle greenhouse gas emissions, waste and water use, Unilever is widely seen as a sustainability champion. Its CEO Paul Polman tells Peter Cripps how its efforts to tackle environmental problems have helped drive its growth

  • Trading Emissions sees NAV halve as sell-off continues

    04 November 2013

    Trading Emissions plc (TEP), an investment fund specialising in environmental assets and carbon credits, saw its net asset value fall to £75.1 million ($119.8 million) from £157.3 million during its financial year ending 30 June.

  • People moves

    04 November 2013

    The latest people moves in the environmental markets, covering companies including the World Bank, Aberdeen Asset Management, Principles for Responsible Investment, Sindicatum, E.On, PwC and more

  • Sustainability reporting 'hits plateau'

    31 October 2013

    The growth in the number of listed companies reporting key sustainability metrics is "slowing dramatically", a report has warned.

  • Investors and businesses lobby for early EU ETS reform

    25 October 2013

    A group of 53 businesses, investors and trade associations has called on the European Commission to bring forward, to the end of this year, draft legislation to reform the beleaguered EU Emissions Trading System (ETS).

  • Water is major risk to miners' competitiveness, warn bank analysts

    22 October 2013

    Water-related risks such as scarcity, pollution and flooding are a significant and growing threat to mining companies' operating costs, efficiency and licence to operate, says a new bank study.

  • People moves

    16 October 2013

    The latest people moves in the environmental markets, including appointments at the Green Climate Fund, Global Reporting Initiative, Green Investment Bank, Trillium Asset Management and more

  • UK GIB refinances Masdar's stake in largest offshore wind farm

    11 October 2013

    The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) and four other lenders have invested £266 million ($425 million) to refinance Masdar's stake in the world's largest offshore wind farm.

  • US, Chinese investors snap up convertible green bonds

    09 October 2013

    Goldpoly New Energy Holdings, a Chinese solar energy company, has successfully raised $50 million through the sale of convertible bonds to institutional investors.