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  • Equator Principles criticised for continued prioritisation of developed nations

    02 October 2020

    The fourth version of the Equator Principles has come into effect, yet is already facing criticism from NGOs for an 'arbitrary' distinction between developed nations financing approaches and those in emerging markets.

  • Can impact be the guiding star for corporates?

    21 September 2020

    The Value Balancing Alliance's methodologies for assessing companies' net impact will define the future of corporate decision making, Christian Heller tells Michael Hurley

  • Net zero transition to cost $1-2tn a year, say energy companies

    16 September 2020

    Achieving net-zero emissions worldwide by 2050 will cost $1-2 trillion a year, around 1.5% of global GDP, according to a report from coalition The Energy Transitions Commission (ETC).

  • Impact investors should aim for explicit integration of human rights - report

    18 August 2020

    Human rights should be more explicitly integrated in the investment decision-making process of impact investment funds, according to a report prepared for the European Parliament.

  • Green and sustainability-linked loan round-up: Czarnikow, Terna and CMPC

    12 August 2020

    Czarnikow claims world's first sustainability-linked trade facility

  • Letter to the editor - The importance of energy efficiency

    07 August 2020
  • BlueOrchard sees strong H1 despite Covid-19

    30 July 2020

    Impact investment manager BlueOrchard has reported a strong first-half performance, despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosures working group announced

    21 July 2020

    Ten financial firms have joined a working group to develop a reporting framework for the impact of the financial sector on biodiversity and ecosystems to complement the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

  • 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.

  • China green bonds: the state and effectiveness of the market

    03 July 2020

    Despite the strong growth in the Chinese green bond market in recent years, analysis by the Climate Policy Initiative's Donovan Escalante and June Choi shows there is still plenty policymakers and investors can do to boost how effective the market becomes