Archive

  • Banker calls for sustainability reporting metrics to be standardised by law

    26 September 2013

    The sustainability metrics reported by companies should be standardised and defined by law to help the environmental, social and governance investment sector expand beyond its current niche, a conference heard.

  • China to introduce carbon tax alongside emissions trading - IETA

    24 September 2013

    Chinese industry is likely to face a carbon tax as well as a national emissions trading system (ETS) from 2016, according to the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA).

  • Renewables: a hotspot for the weather risk market

    23 September 2013

    Requests for weather risk products from renewable energy developers and investors are mounting, providing market participants with long sought-after new demand. Elza Holmstedt Pell reports

  • Trading Emissions slumps on Brazilian setback

    23 September 2013

    London-listed Trading Emissions (TEP) has lost almost 20% of its stockmarket value after saying on Friday that it expects to write down the value of its holding in Brazilian biodiesel company Bionasa, which is in financial difficulties.

  • German wind farm developer raises €33.7m from institutional investors

    20 September 2013

    A German wind farm developer has closed a €100 million ($135.3 million) bond, after raising €33.7 million from institutional investors in a 'second tranche' of the issue.

  • EU carbon prices fall after 'missed opportunity' to reform ETS

    19 September 2013

    European carbon prices have taken a hit after the European Parliament's environment rejected a proposal to move quickly to structurally reform the market and impose a 2030 climate and energy framework.

  • BoA, UBS in, but HSBC out of sustainability index

    12 September 2013

    Bank of America, UBS and United Parcel Service are the largest of 39 companies admitted to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI), following an annual review of constituents carried out by sustainable investment specialist RobecoSAM.

  • Full disclosure

    29 August 2013

    UK-listed companies will soon be required to report their global emissions, which for many could prove a complex task. Gary Davis explains how to overcome the main challenges to accurately reporting emissions data

  • South-east Asia clean energy fund raises $130m

    29 August 2013

    A clean energy fund has raised $130 million to invest in small-scale renewable energy and resource efficiency in South-east Asia.

  • UK commissions research into renewables policy risk

    20 August 2013

    The UK government is to commission a study into how best to combat the policy risk that suppresses investment in renewable energy, Environmental Finance has learned.