IIGCC publishes climate scenario analysis guide
Investors who use scenario analysis will be better equipped to respond to early warning signs, such as a rising carbon price, and take more informed investment decisions as the low-carbon transition evolves.
UBS-backed platform to help HNWIs support the SDGs
A platform has been launched to make it easier for high net worth individuals (HNWIs) and family offices to put their money into impact investments.
SASB launches its standards
The Sustainability Accountability Standards Board (SASB), one of major reporting bodies, has published its sustainability standards, at a time when environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing is gaining momentum.
People moves: IOSCO, London Stock Exchange Group, Simmons & Simmons, UBS
Peter Damgaard Jensen has been appointed as co-organizer of the newly founded Global Commission on Adaptation. Damgaard Jensen also acts as CEO of Danish pension scheme PKA and chair of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC), an investor association taking action to support a low-carbon future.
Green bonds round-up, 3 October 2018
Getlink said its inaugural green bond had been "comfortably oversubscribed", helping it raise €550 million ($635 million) rather than the €500 million originally envisaged.
ShareAction publishes recommendations for banking engagement
NGO ShareAction has published a list of climate-related themes on which investors can engage banks.
Natixis proposes toolkit to tackle SDG-washing
Investors are "massively dissatisfied" with the way companies report their contributions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to Natixis.
CBA, Samsung and Bayer dropped from DJSI World index
S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM have excluded Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), Samsung Electronics and healthcare company Bayer from the widely-followed Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World).
World Bank issues sustainability-linked notes for UBS clients
The World Bank has partnered with UBS to offer a bond linked to a sustainability index to help raise funds for its sustainable development work.
Green bond round-up, 22 August 2018
Bank Australia has raised AUD125 million ($92 million) from its inaugural sustainability notes.