• 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.

  • Dutch banks draft circular economy finance guidelines

    09 July 2018

    Three Dutch banks have teamed up to launch Circular Economy Finance Guidelines, which they hope will gain global traction.

  • People moves: PKA, Nomura and Obvion

    01 June 2018

    PKA's head of responsible investment Pelle Pedersen has resigned after more than five years.