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  • 'Hard-to-abate' green bonds tell transition investors we are 'here for real'

    29 April 2024

    Green bonds are valuable for hard-to-abate issuers to demonstrate what they are doing right now to secure a low-carbon future when 'zero carbon' technologies are still being developed, according to Alcoa and ING.

  • 'Dividing line' between transition and business strategies is fading fast

    26 April 2024

    The convergence of climate transition and financial business strategies is becoming more prominent and is helping drive greater sophistication in transition planning by issuers, sustainable finance experts told an Environmental Finance event.

  • Transition bond label is a 'distraction' for transition finance, says MetLife IM

    22 April 2024

    A dedicated 'transition bond' label for corporate issuers "distracts" from the forward-looking, long-term focus that transition finance requires, according to MetLife Investment Management (MetLIfe IM).

  • Transition and good returns 'aligning more' in bond markets

    17 April 2024

    The link between issuers with good transition strategies and good returns in the bond market is increasingly becoming clearer, two transition bond fund managers told an Environmental Finance event.

  • Sustainable bond fund assets hit $41bn record

    01 March 2024

    Investor appetite for sustainable bond funds has sent the market to record highs in 2023, with expectations of more to come in 2024. Ahren Lester reports

  • Webinar: Government support needed to fund transition technologies

    01 November 2023

    Further support from governments, through policies and subsidies, is needed to help accelerate funding of technologies critical to the net zero carbon transition, a recent Environmental Finance webinar heard.

  • Transition finance requires 'fundamental shift' in investor approach

    20 April 2023

    Transition finance requires a "bigger leap of faith" than green bonds, as it requires a "fundamental shift" in approach from sustainable investors, according to MetLife Investment Management (MIM).

  • Quantitative data is not 'cure' for transition transparency, honesty challenge

    18 April 2023

    Disclosing more quantitative data will not be sufficient to "cure" issues around transparency and honesty in transition finance, investors told an Environmental Finance event.

  • Affirmative to be integrated into MetLife following acquisition

    30 August 2022

    Sustainability bonds specialist Affirmative Investment Management (AIM) has been bought by the asset management arm of US insurer MetLife and will be integrated into its new owner.

  • MetLife to put $500m into new impact investments by 2030

    23 June 2021

    MetLife is to allocate $500m into new impact investments by 2030, 25% of which will go to addressing climate change, the insurer said in its annual sustainability report issued Tuesday (22 June).