• News round-up: Verra farming credits, 'social' in spotlight, EU fossil fuel subsidies ... and more

    23 October 2020
  • Better private sector ESG performance boosts national economic growth

    03 June 2020

    The improvement in environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices by private sector firms positively impacts national growth in both developed and emerging economies, an academic paper reported.

  • LSEG’s purchase of Refinitiv ‘good for ESG data’ competition

    29 July 2019

    London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG)’s planned purchase of Refinitiv could have a positive impact on the quality of environmental, social and governance (ESG) data, in part because it will lead to increased competition with Bloomberg, it has been suggested.

  • ESG ratings ‘not far from being random’

    17 May 2019

    Ratings of companies’ performance on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are “not far from being random”, Schroders has claimed.

  • People Moves: BMO Global Asset Management, ClimateWorks Foundation, Japan's Financial Services Agency, Rockefeller Capital Management, Global Parametrics, Refinitiv, Aviva Investors, FIM Asset Management and S-Bank Wealth Management

    15 March 2019
  • FTSE Russell launches Chinese Green Bond Index Series

    21 January 2019

    FTSE Russell has launched a Chinese Green Bond Index Series in response to strong growth in the country's green bond market.

  • Members of EU Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance announced

    13 June 2018

    The European Commission has announced the members of its Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance.

  • Carbon trading soars 22% in 2017

    23 January 2018

    The value of carbon allowances traded last year jumped 22% as policy decisions and regulatory reforms boosted confidence in emissions trading, according to data from Thomson Reuters.

  • Lessons from the Repsol bond

    02 August 2017

    I recently had an interesting chat with a leading green bond underwriter. He wanted to know whether I thought a green bond to finance energy-from-waste would be well received by the market.

  • EU ETS needs further reform to prevent drastic price falls

    04 January 2017

    Ambitious reform is urgently needed to rescue the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) from further falls in prices, which some analysts warn could sink as low as €2.50 ($2.60) a tonne by the end of 2017.