UK 'Gold standard' transition plan framework released
The Transition Plan Taskforce has published its final 'gold standard' framework for transition plans, which should pave the way for mandatory transition plan disclosure in the UK.
SME GHG emissions reporting 'disjointed', says Bankers for Net-Zero
Varco Energy secures £58m debt financing from NatWest
NatWest: Transition plans still tricky under EU SFDR
Uncertainty still reigns among fund managers around how to handle investee transition plans under the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), according to NatWest.
NatWest hails Acciona's additionality-driven framework
With a focus on local impact and EU Taxonomy-aligned capital expenditure, Pietro Stimamiglio says Acciona is looking to up the game for sustainable finance. Ahren Lester reports
Time is ripe for Scope 3 sustainability-linked bond growth, says NatWest
The sustainability-linked bond (SLB) market has made "significant progress" on refining targets and being "level-headed" around failure, which NatWest thinks could trigger more Scope 3 emissions targets.
NatWest: US asset managers have rapidly caught up on climate
US asset managers have rapidly caught up when it comes to integrating climate change into their investment decision making, according to researchers.
NatWest: SLBs 'evolving' despite volatile global economy
The sustainability-linked bond (SLB) market will continue to evolve as it diversifies to include issuers in previously underrepresented sectors, despite a volatile macro backdrop, an executive at NatWest bank has said.
NatWest: Biodiversity-linked sovereign SLBs could be 'powerful'
More sovereign sustainability-linked bond (SLBs) issuances could include targets related to biodiversity or natural capital, to build on growing momentum around the topic, an executive at NatWest bank has said.
2022 Environmental Finance Bond Awards winners revealed
The winners have been announced for the 2022 Environmental Finance Bond Awards, which celebrate the leading green, social, sustainability and sustainability-linked (GSSS) bond and loan deals in 2021 and recognise significant market participants.