• 'Even leading banking practices fail basic climate, biodiversity tests' - ShareAction

    06 September 2021

    Most of Europe's largest banks have targets to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to net zero - but very few banks have taken concrete steps to achieve this and even leading practices in the sector fail "basic" quality tests, according to research by non-profit ShareAction.

  • Landmark Italian green bond ten-times oversubscribed

    05 March 2021

    Italy has issued the largest ever sovereign green bond with its €8.5 billion ($10.2 billion) maiden green note, which was nearly ten times oversubscribed by investors.

  • Chinese regulators to exclude 'clean' fossil fuels from green bond standard

    29 May 2020

    Chinese regulators propose to exclude controversial 'clean' fossil fuel projects from their list of eligible green bonds.

  • Banks' fossil fuel commitments accelerate as pressure intensifies

    19 May 2020
  • ShareAction: Banks 'tinkering around the edges' in response to climate change

    28 April 2020

    Danske Bank and Intesa Sanpaolo have been named as the 'laggards' of the biggest European banks when it comes tackling climate change.

  • Winners revealed in Environmental Finance's Bond Awards 2020

    30 March 2020

    Environmental Finance's Bond Awards were expanded again this year to reflect the growth and evolution of the green, social and sustainability (GSS) bond markets and to include the nascent GSS loan market.

  • Bonds round-up: Islamic Development Bank, Intesa Sanpaolo, Credit Agricole, Duke Energy... and others

    04 December 2019
  • Eurizon's first green bond fund kicks off with €100m

    23 April 2018

    Italy's Eurizon green bond fund currently stands at €100 million ($122.2 million) and its managers told Environmental Finance they have a screening process to spot 'greenwashing' phenomena.

  • People moves: NN IP, NextEnergy, CDM, Ethos

    24 February 2017

    NN Investment Partners (IP) has recruited Adrie Heinsbroek to lead its newly created responsible investment team. Faryda Lindeman and Johan van der Lugt have also joined the team.

  • Banks making progress on combating climate change

    17 January 2017

    Banks have made considerable progress in addressing climate risks and opportunities in their business practices to align with a 2°C global warming target, but it is still not enough, according to a new report.