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  • BNP Paribas launches global equity carbon offset fund

    24 January 2020

    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

    16 January 2020

    Index provider FTSE Russell has launched a climate-risk adjusted version of its European government bond index.

  • ESG data files: Part five - the impact of the EU's taxonomy

    04 October 2019

    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

    29 July 2019

    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

    22 January 2019

    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

    19 July 2018

    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

    16 July 2018

    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

    09 July 2018

    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

    10 May 2018

    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.