• Shareholder group steps up rare metals engagement

    03 December 2021

    A group of shareholders with a total of €30 billion ($34 billion) in assets said it will this month begin stepping up its engagement with companies involved with potential controversies in the supply chains of rare earths and rare metals.

  • €1bn Flender ESG-linked buyout loan deal attracts 'phenomenal' demand

    22 January 2021

    A €1 billion ($1.2 billion) sustainability-linked leveraged buyout (LBO) loan from German wind turbine gearbox maker Flender to support its buyout by private equity firm Carlyle has attracted "phenomenal" demand from investors, a banker close to the transaction told Environmental Finance.

  • Qatar sovereign wealth fund invests in renewable energy storage

    30 December 2020

    The Qatar Investment Authority has committed to invest $125 million to take an undisclosed stake in energy storage provider Fluence.

  • BNP Paribas launches first blue economy ETF

    13 October 2020

    BNP Paribas Asset Management has launched the first exchange-traded fund focused on the blue economy, with the €35 million fund investing in listed equities that contribute to the sustainable economic use of the ocean resources