• Eurazeo maritime climate upgrade fund targets $300m fundraise in 2024

    07 December 2023

    Eurazeo is planning to raise at least $300 million from its private debt, climate-themed upgrade fund for the maritime sector, which is expected to launch later in 2024.

  • SocGen raises €10m from first 'blockchain' green bond

    05 December 2023

    Société Générale has raised €10 million ($11 million) from its first digital green bond using blockchain, which the French bank said was a "first step" towards using blockchain as a sustainability impact data and certification tool for green bond issuers and investors.

  • Calling for a revolution to resolve food's sustainability paradox

    06 November 2023

    Innovation and investment are needed to deliver more food production yet cut the industry's greenhouse gas emissions, argue Vincent Nobilet and Frédéric Dubois

  • SocGen launches €1bn transition fund, stricter fossil-fuel targets

    18 September 2023

    French bank Société Générale is targeting reducing its oil and gas exposure by four-fifths by 2030 as well as launch a €1 billion ($1.1 billion) transition fund.

  • SocGen life insurer uses CDC data to calculate biodiversity footprint

    14 July 2023

    The life insurance arm of Société Générale Group has published its biodiversity footprint using CDC Biodiversité's Global Biodiversity Score (GBS) tool.

  • 'Others will follow' innovative Heathrow Scope 3 sustainability-linked bond

    10 July 2023

    A banker involved in the ground-breaking Heathrow Airport sustainability-linked bond (SLB) predicted that other high-emitting sectors will follow its lead on Scope 3 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions targets.

  • IIGCC to step up pressure on banks to demonstrate action on net zero

    06 June 2023

    A group representing investors with €65 trillion ($70 trillion) in assets under management has published a set of expectations for banks, as they push for more details on how banks will act on pledges to achieve net zero emissions.

  • Banks call on EU to provide transition plan guidelines

    05 May 2023

    Banks have called on the EU to catch-up with other jurisdictions - in particular, the UK and Japan - by providing guidance on transition plans and finance.

  • eFuels: Hydrogen's next big promise?

    04 April 2023

    Electrofuels provide an alternative to conventional liquid fuels and reduce CO2 emissions, writes Allan Baker