• IIGCC to step up pressure on banks to demonstrate action on net zero

    06 June 2023

    A group representing investors with €65 trillion ($70 trillion) in assets under management has published a set of expectations for banks, as they push for more details on how banks will act on pledges to achieve net zero emissions.

  • Japanese transition hindered by lobbying, says Market Forces

    14 April 2023

    Intense lobbying from heavy industry in Japan is hindering progress and ambition from both government and financial institutions, Market Forces said.

  • Japan's largest banks hit by shareholder climate action

    12 April 2023

    Japan's six largest banks and energy companies have been hit by shareholder calls to disclose decarbonisation plans, over concerns that fossil fuel expansion will result in stranded assets.

  • People moves 12 May: EQT, Mitsubishi UFJ, JP Morgan, Redwheel & more...

    13 May 2022
  • Ground-breaking BlackRock public-private EM climate fund exceeds target

    02 November 2021

    BlackRock has announced its flagship public-private financing Emerging Market (EM) climate infrastructure investment fund has raised more than $670 million...

  • Tokyu Fudosan issues sustainability-linked bond amid ground-breaking ESG finance plan

    06 October 2021

    Japanese real estate firm Tokyu Fudosan has raised JPY10 billion ($90 million) from a sustainability-linked bond...

  • SMBC, MUFG have highest share of fees from fossil fuel investments, AFII says

    24 September 2021

    Out of 20 underwriters and lenders with large global reach,the ones that made the highest share of their debt transaction fees from fossil fuels are Japanese banks SMBC and MUFG, according to non-profit the Anthropocene Fixed Income Institute (AFII).

  • Investor group urges banks to set enhanced net zero targets

    19 April 2021
  • Winners revealed in Environmental Finance's Bond Awards 2021

    31 March 2021
  • Banks under fire for funding that threatens biodiversity

    28 October 2020

    The world's largest banks have been named and shamed for continuing to fund activities that threaten the biodiversity of the planet.