• Japan to study 'financed emissions' in second climate scenario analysis of banks

    10 May 2024

    The Bank of Japan (BoJ) and Financial Services Agency (FSA) are preparing to run a second climate scenario analysis of three major Japanese banks, which could include analysis of the banks' 'financed emissions'.

  • BlackRock and Temasek's Decarbonization Partners closes debut fund at $1.4bn

    25 April 2024

    Decarbonization Partners - a joint-venture between BlackRock and Temasek - has closed its first fund, a late-stage venture capital and growth private equity vehicle, at $1.4 billion.

  • Mizuho to invest in carbon credit marketplace Climate Impact X

    29 November 2023

    Mizuho Financial has invested in Singapore-based carbon credit marketplace Climate Impact X (CIX) as the Japanese financial giant looks to expand the "reliable and high quality" regional carbon market in Asia.

  • Japan's 'green transformation' bond: A test case for transition finance

    31 October 2023

    The Japanese government's inaugural transition bond is expected to include controversial technologies. Michael Hurley reports

  • Mizuho issues largest Japanese financial institution sustainable bond

    10 July 2023
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Mizuho partners with Africa Finance Corporation on sustainable development

    01 September 2022
  • Green label helps Hungary issue longer-dated debt

    23 February 2022

    Hungary has raised JPY59 billion ($514 million) from its second 'samurai' sovereign green bond, with the green label helping it to attract investors to longer duration paper.

  • People Moves 15 October: McKinley returns to BlackRock, Leigh-Bell leaves CBI, and Howchin quits Swedish funds

    15 October 2021