• UK prime minister under fire from industry for weakening climate policies

    20 September 2023

    UK prime minister Rishi Sunak announced he would delay a ban on the sales of new petrol and diesel cars and the phasing out of gas boilers, drawing a wave of criticism from investors and corporates who say the move harms plans for the transition.

  • Rathbone GI: UK environment plan needs private nature finance

    02 February 2023

    The UK government should accompany its Environmental Improvement Plan with commitments to scaling private finance in nature, an executive at Rathbone Greenbank Investments has said.

  • Vague COP15 agreement is 'not a Paris moment', warns HSBC

    20 December 2022

    The global biodiversity framework agreed at the COP15 conference this week failed to meet expectations among some observers that it could provide an equivalent target to 'net zero' for nature, according to a research note by HSBC.

  • COP15: What financial institutions want

    06 December 2022

    Before the COP15 biodiversity conference opens this week, Thomas Cox rounds up what financial experts expect from the event

  • What role can investors play in protecting global biodiversity?

    08 April 2021

    Investors have a fiduciary duty to integrate biodiversity-related risks and opportunities into their overall assessment of a company's material risks, argues Sophie Lawrence

  • Rathbone Greenbank identifies biodiversity as key theme for 2020

    14 January 2020

    Rathbone Greenbank Investments has identified biodiversity, climate change and regulation as the top three environmental, social and governance (ESG) themes for 2020

  • 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".