• Mercedes-Benz issues first green asset-backed security

    08 July 2024

    German firm Mercedes-Benz has raised CNY765 million ($105 million) from its first green asset-backed security (ABS), which is also believed to be the first instrument of this type from an overseas carmaker in the Chinese market.

  • The biggest announcements so far from Climate Week

    24 September 2020

    As Climate Week draws to a close, here are some of the most important announcements from an event defined by the coronavirus pandemic.

  • How to eliminate child labour from the battery business

    29 March 2017

    A multi-stakeholder collaboration is needed to stamp out the use of child labour in the mining of cobalt for lithium-ion batteries, says Benedikt Sobotka.

  • Energy storage – the next sustainable energy frontier?

    21 April 2016

    Batteries are set to play a key role in the transition to a decentralised, low-carbon economy. Can utilities survive the shift, asks Frank Wouters