• Rwanda considering sovereign SLB after development bank success

    23 April 2024

    Rwanda is considering issuing a sovereign sustainability-linked bond (SLB) after its development bank successfully issued a ground-breaking deal last year, an Environmental Finance event heard.

  • Central banks 'could demand transition plans to help set capital requirements'

    13 September 2023

    A "high likelihood [of] sudden build-ups of prudential risks" caused by climate change should see central banks and supervisors adjust prudential requirements for banks based on their transition plans, academics have recommended.

  • Financial risk management models 'mask' water risk, OECD says

    09 July 2021

    Models for assessing risk management to financial institutions may hide water risk, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has said

  • AgriFunds urged to improve natural capital risk disclosure

    07 July 2020

    Food and agriculture funds have been urged to improve reporting on nature-related risks, after a report showed major investors in the sector were materially exposed to the financial risks associated with natural capital threats.

  • New fund launched to invest in off-grid energy firms in Africa

    16 December 2019

    UK-based charity Shell Foundation and Dutch development bank FMO have launched a $120 million investment fund to invest in companies working to provide affordable energy in sub-Saharan Africa.

  • EU spawns global sustainable finance platform

    18 October 2019

    The EU has launched an initiative to collaborate with other countries around the world on sustainable finance.

  • Pension scheme supervisors to get international ESG guidelines

    29 August 2018

    More than 80 international private pension supervisors are to receive guidance on the application of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in the supervision of pension fund investment.

  • Members of EU Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance announced

    13 June 2018

    The European Commission has announced the members of its Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance.

  • Politicians, business leaders propose 10-point action plan on global warming

    24 November 2015

    A group of senior politicians and business leaders has called for action in ten key areas which, it believes, offer opportunities for "economically beneficial" action on climate change.

  • OECD chief backs warnings on 'stranded assets'

    09 October 2013

    If governments impose caps on carbon emissions, the risk of "unburnable" fossil fuel assets "could have a significant impact on the valuation of some companies", Angel Gurria, secretary general of the OECD said today.