BlackRock's iShares launches first climate-risk adjusted government bond fund
BlackRock has launched a product that is believed to be the first climate-risk-adjusted exchange-traded fund (ETF) to invest in government bonds.
VW doesn't qualify for new DAX 50 ESG Index
A sustainability-focused version of the DAX index - a key benchmark for German stocks - has been launched, but automobile maker VW failed to make the cut.
BNP signs £50m sustainability-linked loan for housing association
BNP Paribas has announced its fourth sustainability-linked loan of the year. The interest rate on the five-year £50 million ($62 million) revolving credit facility for UK housing association Optivo will be determined by the organisation's success in meeting certain social impact goals.
Sustainable finance has yet to be fully integrated in Germany's banks, says report
While sustainable finance hasn't reached the core business of Germany's financial institutions, the topic has attracted attention of the majority of its C-suite, a report claims.
Climate Exchange veterans eye new environmental contracts
A suite of new environmental contracts is planned for launch on the European Energy Exchange (EEX), supported by senior executives of the former Climate Exchange.
Nine UK pension funds to adopt much of EAPF's responsible investment strategy
A newly created pool of ten UK Local Government Pension Scheme Funds, with total assets of £27.5 billion ($35.9 billion), will extend much of the Environment Agency Pension Fund's (EAPF) responsible investment strategy across its funds.
Counting the cost of low pellet prices
The use of biomass for power generation is increasing rapidly. But low pellet prices could threaten security of supply, warns Cindy Dawes
Large companies are "under-reporting" sustainability data
Large listed-companies are under-reporting key sustainability data, which is preventing investors from playing their full part in the transition to a low-carbon economy, according to a report.