Shareholder group steps up rare metals engagement
A group of shareholders with a total of €30 billion ($34 billion) in assets said it will this month begin stepping up its engagement with companies involved with potential controversies in the supply chains of rare earths and rare metals.
Green Bond Standard 'may lead to fewer issuances'
The introduction of the EU's Green Bond Standard may have the unintended effect of actually reducing the rate of corporate issuances, a panel discussion at Environmental Finance's ESG in Fixed Income Europe 2020 conference heard.
Net zero transition to cost $1-2tn a year, say energy companies
Achieving net-zero emissions worldwide by 2050 will cost $1-2 trillion a year, around 1.5% of global GDP, according to a report from coalition The Energy Transitions Commission (ETC).
GIG acquires 40% of 714MW wind farm for £1.6bn
The Green Investment Group (GIG) has invested £1.6 billion ($1.9 billion) in a 714MW wind farm in the UK, acquiring a 40% stake from Spanish utility Iberdrola.
Almost all CA100+ power utilities at risk of stranded assets
Most of the world’s largest power utilities that have coal capacity are at risk of making the transition to a low-carbon transition in a disorderly manner, potentially compromising tens of billions of dollars in shareholder value, the Carbon Tracker Initiative has found.
Annual costs for impact reporting 'typically in €10k-€25k range'
A survey of green bond issuers and investors sheds light on how they approach impact reporting, says Björn Bergstrand