Largest ETFs 'hardwired to finance carbon-intensive assets', report says
Policymakers have been urged to step in to help track primary market capital flows to fossil fuel companies, after research revealed that providers of major exchange traded funds (ETFs) continue to invest large amounts in new bond or share issues by these companies.
Sustainability-linked bonds are 'more powerful than green bonds'
ESG in Fixed Income Europe 2020 conference: The 'use of proceeds' model adopted by most green bonds came under attack, amid allegations that it is susceptible to 'greenwashing'.
Asia Sustainable Finance Initiative launched with Singapore focus
An initiative to increase the supply of sustainable finance from Asian financial institutions will use Singapore as a hub to catalyse regional development.
Oil and gas transition laggards risk "run for green" in mid-2020s, says report
Oil companies that invest in green assets before 2020 are likely to outperform peers and avoid a risk-intense "rush for green" in the 2020s, according to the results of a 2°C transition 'wargame'.