• Investor group urges banks to set enhanced net zero targets

    19 April 2021
  • Further 'sustainability-linked green' bonds expected in future, says Mizuho

    13 April 2021

    Hopes are high that the first sustainability-linked green bond in Japan will spark a flurry of others, according to Mizuho Securities, amid expectations that sustainability-linked fixed income instruments will become the main sustainable bond product in the country in the future.

  • 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.

  • Bank of China issues first 'blue bonds' in Asia

    22 October 2020

    The Bank of China (BoC) has issued the first blue bonds in Asia, raising nearly $950 million in a transaction described as a "milestone" in the development of financial instruments that help protect the oceans.

  • Norwegian oil fund continues ESG engagement ahead of renewables push

    18 August 2020

    The manager of the giant Norwegian sovereign wealth fund reported it was continuing to engage heavily with firms on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, but was yet to get off-the-mark in its renewable energy investments.

  • Green and sustainability-linked loan round-up: Swire Properties, Adecoagro, Murra Wara II

    05 August 2020
  • Major European banks provided large-scale financial support to coal industry

    15 July 2020

    European banks including Barclays, BNP Paribas and Societe Generale loaned billions of euros to coal companies across the EU in 2019, according to a report.

  • Third of investor votes back Mizuho Financial climate resolution

    25 June 2020

    More than a third of Mizuho Financial investors backed a ground-breaking shareholder resolution urging the Japanese bank to disclose its climate risks and publish a plan to align investments with the Paris Agreement.

  • Investor support for Mizuho Financial climate resolution grows

    23 June 2020

    Mizuho Financial faces growing pressure as more investors back a shareholder resolution calling on the bank to disclose its climate risks and publish a plan to align investments to the Paris Agreement.