Infranity impact debt funds reach €2bn final close and deliver strong early returns
Sustainable infrastructure manager Infranity said its two impact debt funds have reached a final close, raising a combined €2 billion ($2.15 billion), with the initial investments set to beat their targeted returns.
ClearBridge defends tech giants in sustainability fund
ClearBridge Investments has defended its tech-heavy sustainability fund, claiming global companies are 'standard setters' for the broader industry's operations.
Investors to challenge sovereign SLB issuers using ASCOR, investor says
Investors plan to use a tool for assessing countries' climate progress to challenge issuers of sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) on the strength of their targets, an investor has said.
Natural Capital Investment EMEA: early bird ends on Friday
The early bird rate for Environmental Finance's fifth annual Natural Capital Investment EMEA conference ends on Friday, so register now to save 20% on the delegate fee.
US West Coast insurers face up to $40bn in climate-related losses
An analysis of the investments of insurers licensed in the US West Coast has found climate change could create losses of up to $40 billion for their corporate bond portfolios.
Investment groups urge EU to delay changes to SFDR
European investment groups have urged the European Commission to delay proposed changes to the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), as they warned of a risk to investor confidence in the regime and to the reliability of disclosures.
Green Guarantee Company launches to unlock debt for emerging markets
The Green Guarantee Company has been launched with the aim of mobilising $5 billion towards issuers and borrowers in emerging markets.
Direct lending - the next frontier for SLLs?
There could be more bilateral sustainability-linked loans, but Alcentra tells Ahren Lester that uncertainty over the structure and market fragmentation remain headwinds