The ESG data files - part one: reported data
Investors are demanding an increasing amount of data from companies. What are its strengths and weaknesses, asks Peter Cripps
Aquila raises €154m from renewables fund IPO
German asset manager Aquila Capital’s European Renewables Income fund has raised €154 million ($172 million) by listing on the London Stock Exchange.
ESG is particularly important to investors in emerging markets, say exchanges
Most international investors consider environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors to be important when evaluating investments in emerging markets, says a report from the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE).
EU action plan could stifle low-carbon benchmarks, warns FTSE Russell
European Commission proposals to introduce minimum standards for low-carbon and ‘positive carbon impact’ benchmarks could stifle innovation, a leading index provider has said.
Green bonds round-up, 18 July 2018
Terna, the operator of the Italian electricity grid, has entered the green bond market for the first time, with a €750 million ($872 million) offering maturing in July 2023.
Steering group for Green Finance Institute announced
A steering group has been assembled to guide the launch of the UK's Green Finance Institute.
Japanese and London Stock Exchange link to promote sustainable investment
London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) and Japan Exchange Group (JPX) have jointly agreed to develop financial market infrastructure initiatives to promote sustainable investment globally.
Water: managing risk and embracing opportunity
More than 100 delegates gathered at Environmental Finance's conference on water, hosted by the London Stock Exchange, to discuss an investment opportunity worth about $7.5 trillion, writes Michael Hurley.
UK should 'go beyond TCFD' and lead world in disclosure, say industry leaders
An industry taskforce has urged the UK Government to boost the growth of green finance by enforcing the voluntary recommendations of the FSB's Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) in law.
BlackRock: 'Why wouldn't you look at ESG?'
As the availability of environmental, social and governance (ESG) data grows exponentially, the question investors should ask is 'why wouldn't you look at these factors?' rather than 'why would you?', a BlackRock executive said.