BNP Paribas launches global equity carbon offset fund
BNP Paribas has launched a global version of its climate carbon offset plan fund, targeting a reduced carbon footprint and a material social and environmental impact, following the launch of its European fund.
FTSE Russell launches climate-risk adjusted EU government bonds index
Index provider FTSE Russell has launched a climate-risk adjusted version of its European government bond index.
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ESG data files: Part five - the impact of the EU's taxonomy
Will the EU's sustainability taxonomy reduce the reporting burden on companies, or could it be another weight on their shoulders? Michael Hurley reports
LSEG’s purchase of Refinitiv ‘good for ESG data’ competition
London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG)’s planned purchase of Refinitiv could have a positive impact on the quality of environmental, social and governance (ESG) data, in part because it will lead to increased competition with Bloomberg, it has been suggested.
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.
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.