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  • Oil majors accused of using CA100+ as 'fig leaf' to disguise inaction

    11 May 2020

    Oil supermajors have been accused of using joint statements with investor initiative Climate Action 100+ (CA100+) as a means to disguise limited action on emissions reductions.

  • S&P Dow Jones launches Paris-aligned index family

    21 April 2020

    S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI) has launched a family of climate-focused European indexes which are consistent with the specifications of the EU technical expert group on sustainable finance (TEG) report.

  • Shell strengthens climate ambitions after investor pressure

    16 April 2020

    Royal Dutch Shell has strengthened its climate change ambitions in order to help meet global 2050 greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets, but campaigners remain unconvinced that the proposals go far enough.

  • Shipping - the trillion-dollar challenge

    24 January 2020

    The growing support for the Poseidon Principles underlines the crucial role for finance in helping the shipping industry chart a course towards a greener future, says Ahren Lester

  • Storebrand makes 2026 pledge to ‘exit death spiral of coal’

    30 November 2018

    Storebrand Asset Management has revealed a path to full divestment from coal in eight years’ time, in a strategy it says is in line with the goal to restrict climate change to a maximum of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

  • COP Blog: Sovereign green bonds: the missing link between NDCs and the $100trn debt capital markets

    11 November 2016

    BNP Paribas IP
    After the ratification of the Paris Agreement, we expect COP22 in Marrakesh to focus on the transparency of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), compliance and means of implementation.

  • Investors welcome tighter GHG targets from US and China

    12 November 2014

    Investors have welcomed new targets on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions announced by China and the US in which China has, for the first time, committed to reduce its absolute level of emissions.

  • What does the IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report really mean for investors?

    17 July 2014

    The most recent IPCC report provides further evidence of the material impacts of climate change. Rory Sullivan outlines the key points for investors

  • Seeing the green bonds for the trees

    11 July 2014

    With the green bond market experiencing rapid growth, a new type of 'REDD+ bond' that supports sustainable forestry and agriculture has been proposed. Rupert Edwards and Gloria Gonzalez explain