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  • Regulators' attempts to put labels on sustainable finance are flawed, argues Impax

    26 April 2024

    Impax Asset Management's founding CEO has criticised European efforts to define sustainability labels, but praised the lighter touch approach taken by the regulator in the US.

  • FCA confirms start date for anti-greenwashing rule

    23 April 2024

    Financial services companies in the UK will be bound by anti-greenwashing rules from June, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) confirmed as it issued further guidance.

  • Pictet launches environmental-tech focused ELTIF

    22 April 2024
  • The UK's SDR has overlooked 'ethical' funds

    22 April 2024

    The UK's Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDR) should create an additional label for 'ethical' funds, an asset manager has argued.

  • Impact taskforce drafts disclosure guidance for meeting SDGs

    22 April 2024

    The Impact Disclosure Taskforce has published draft disclosure guidance to help corporate and sovereign issuers measure and disclose their efforts to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • 'Huge opportunity' for private transition credit growth, says HSBC

    19 April 2024

    There is a "huge opportunity" for private credit markets to provide transition finance, in particular direct lending through sustainability-linked loans (SLLs), said HSBC Asset Management (HSBC AM).

  • NZAOA releases fourth target setting protocol

    19 April 2024

    The UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance (NZAOA) has released the fourth edition of the Target-Setting Protocol (TSP V4) which expands private asset classes coverage, requires a new round of targets and introduces the assessment of govvies' holdings.

  • Sustainability-linked loan model 'may have been ahead of its time'

    18 April 2024

    The model for sustainability-linked loans "might have been ahead of its time" in the leeway it gives borrowers to choose which sustainability-related indicators they will be judged against, an Environmental Finance conference heard.

  • 'Just transition' data a work in progress, development bank claims

    18 April 2024

    A development bank is working on metrics to measure and report on 'just transition', an Environmental Finance Sustainable Debt EMEA conference in London has heard.

  • SDG mapping unhelpful with bond impact reporting

    17 April 2024

    Mapping the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is unhelpful for reporting and tracking the impact of bonds, an Environmental Finance event heard.