• Marfrig's sustainable cattle bond attracts new ESG investors

    05 August 2019

    Beef producer Marfrig Global Foods was able to attract additional environmental, social and governance (ESG) investors for its $500 million Sustainable Transition Bond issued earlier this week.

  • Members of UK taskforce on greening supply chains announced

    19 July 2019

    The members of the UK's Global Resource Initiative (GRI) taskforce have been revealed, as they met for the first time to discuss how the country can green its international supply chain.

  • Cofco signs $2.1bn sustainability loan in first for China

    17 July 2019

    Cofco International has agreed a $2.1 billion sustainability-linked loan with a consortium of 20 banks, in what is believed to be the first such deal by a China-based company.

  • Polish banks join European energy-efficient mortgage pilot scheme

    15 April 2019

    A European initiative to explore the benefits of offering favourable mortgage conditions for energy efficient homes has expanded into Poland.

  • Banks eye opportunities in the circular economy

    21 December 2018

    Several recent initiatives suggest the financial sector is starting get to grips with the concept of a ‘circular economy’, says Graham Cooper

  • People Moves: AXA, Lightsource BP, Triodos, Zurich

    24 September 2018

    AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) has set up a central responsible investment (RI) team, as it seeks to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria into all of its investment platforms.

  • Rabobank and EIB expand 'impact loan' programme to €600m

    31 July 2018

    Rabobank is to make an additional €250 million ($293 million) available to 'environment-conscious' companies in the Netherlands, in the form of 'impact loans' with preferential interest rates.

  • Banks report on TCFD-linked pilot study into physical risks

    17 July 2018

    A scenario-based approach to help banks estimate the climate-related physical risks in their loan portfolios has been published in response to the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

  • Steering group for Green Finance Institute announced

    16 July 2018

    A steering group has been assembled to guide the launch of the UK's Green Finance Institute.

  • CBI readies certification criteria for forestry bonds

    16 July 2018

    A public consultation on criteria for forestry and other land use projects to be certified under the Climate Bonds Standard is due to end on 20 July.