"Never say never" to UK sovereign green bond, says minister
The UK's Minister for Energy and Clean Growth has raised the hopes of the country issuing a sovereign green bond from the country, as a government-mandated taskforce looks set to recommend the move.
Renewables funds can help meet huge emerging market infrastructure needs, says LSEG
Renewable energy funds could be key to bridging the "colossal" green infrastructure financing needs of emerging market countries, according to David Harris.
'Best-in-class' sustainability index planned for Europe
A 30-stock European index of 'best-in-class' sustainability performers is due to be launched on 1 December.
UK bids to consolidate 'leadership' in green finance
The UK government has announced a taskforce of senior financiers to help accelerate the growth of green finance – a field in which it claims the UK already enjoys global leadership.
BlackRock and Aviva Investors to speak at Green Equities 2017 conference
Big hitters including Aviva Investors' Steve Waygood and John McKinley, director of the impact investing arm of the world's largest asset manager, BlackRock, have added their names to the stellar line-up of speakers at Environmental Finance's inaugural Green Equities 2017 conference.
People Moves: LSEG, IIGCC, AWEA, HSBC
Kevin Bourne has stepped down as managing director and global head of database services at London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) to focus on another role at a company he founded called LCE Risk.
Water companies outperform other environmental stocks - FTSE Russell
Water companies are the best performers in the FTSE Russell Environmental Opportunities Index Series, outperforming the FTSE All World by 22% over the last five years.
NBAD raises $587m from first green bond
National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) has priced its first green bond, which raised $587 million.
MSCI, Citigroup and UNEP FI speakers confirmed for water conference
Representatives from the London Stock Exchange, MSCI, Citigroup, Amundi, Environmental Agency Pension Fund, UNEP FI, SABMiller and the University of Oxford have joined the list of speakers confirmed to appear at Environmental Finance's Water: Risk, Opportunity and Sustainability conference in London.
LSEG calls for ESG disclosures reports alongside financial reports
The London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has called on companies to report on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in the same way as traditional financial disclosures.