• Philips Pensioenfonds ditches Facebook in new SDG index

    21 December 2021

    Philips Pensioenfonds has excluded 8% of assets and at least 200 companies, including Facebook and ExxonMobil in its new iSTOXX PPF Responsible SDG Index.

  • Reducing emissions demands more focus on supply chains

    22 November 2021

    How corporates are beginning to reduce supply chain emissions can provide a blueprint for investors to do the same, argues Mark Leftwich

  • ESG news round-up: Calvert joins Morgan Stanley; CofE drops ExxonMobil; HSBC in net-zero pledge

    09 October 2020
  • Bonds round-up: TenneT, Philips, NWB, LBBW, Avangrid and more...

    22 May 2019

    SFIL, a state-owned lender to French local authorities, has issued a €1 billion ($1.1 billion) social bond, following a similar transaction by its Caffil subsidiary in February 2019.

  • Circularity Capital closes upsized equity fund at £60m

    14 January 2019

    Circularity Capital has reached a £60 million ($77 million) final close for an equity fund – smashing its £50 million target.

  • Investors and corporates join forces in new plastics initiative

    31 October 2018

    More than 15 major institutional investors and organisations representing several hundred companies have joined forces in support of a new initiative "to eradicate plastic waste and pollution at source".

  • The green and sustainability loan market: ready for take-off

    20 July 2018

    Green and sustainability loans are the hot new trend in sustainable finance. Could they outgrow the booming green bond market, ask Nick Roumpis and Peter Cripps.

  • Standardisation of scenarios is necessary for oil & gas, Carbon Tracker says

    21 May 2018

    A common reference scenario for the oil & gas sector is needed to boost comparability, said Carbon Tracker, after its analysis exposed large disparities in companies’ consideration of the potential impacts of climate change.

  • Hermes spearheads Climate Action 100+ engagements with VW, Siemens

    23 February 2018

    Hermes Equity Ownership Services (EOS) is to pressure Volkswagen to increase its climate-related dialogue with shareholders as it spearheads a pair of Climate Action 100+ engagements.

  • ING loan to Philips incentivises greater sustainability

    21 April 2017

    ING has led a group of banks in an innovative loan deal with Philips that links the interest paybable on the loan to the electroics giant's sustainability performance.