• Sustainable finance: key themes for regulation and policy in 2023

    06 January 2023

    The year ahead could be dominated by ESG-related regulation and progress on sustainability data initiatives, Michael Hurley writes

  • ESMA offers 'backdoor' solution to SFDR fund labelling misuse

    23 November 2022

    A major reclassification of self-labelled 'sustainable' funds is likely after ESMA proposes necessary - but complicating - naming guidelines, Anne Schoemaker tells Ahren Lester

  • ESMA ESG fund naming guidelines are 'significant step'

    21 November 2022

    The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has opened a consultation on proposed environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment fund naming guidelines...

  • COP27: 32% rise in climate-related ETFs and mutual funds

    15 November 2022

    The number of climate-related mutual and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) increased by 32% in 2022, although the combined value of these vehicles was driven down by macroeconomic trends...

  • The Future of ESG Data Conference: Highlights

    20 October 2022

    Environmental Finance's in-person conference on The Future of ESG Data this week highlighted the numerous challenges that are being addressed in the space, as related regulatory and market developments unfold at record pace

  • Water funds see returns sink

    10 October 2022

    Almost all European or Asian water funds posted negative returns over the past year, writes Thomas Cox

  • ESG in Fixed Income Americas conference: Highlights

    04 October 2022

    The in-person conference attracted more than 300 delegates and continued to demonstrate the growing momentum for sustainable finance in the region, writes Ahren Lester

  • Investors clash on double materiality

    27 September 2022

    Some of the world's largest investors fail to agree on the materiality approach the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) should take in its reporting standards, Morningstar research has revealed.

  • 'Carbon allowances have merit for impact investors', argues Morningstar

    20 September 2022

    Impact investors can buy carbon allowances, or credits, to help combat climate change, argues Morningstar.