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  • SASB launches its standards

    09 November 2018

    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

    19 October 2018

    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

    03 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

    27 September 2018

    NGO ShareAction has published a list of climate-related themes on which investors can engage banks.

  • Natixis proposes toolkit to tackle SDG-washing

    21 September 2018

    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

    13 September 2018

    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

    12 September 2018

    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

    22 August 2018

    Bank Australia has raised AUD125 million ($92 million) from its inaugural sustainability notes.

  • EU carbon prices 'could push higher in H2'

    23 July 2018

    Prices in the EU's turbo-charged carbon market could make moderate gains in the second half of 2018, according to analysts, but their longer-term outlook is cautious.

  • Green bonds round-up, 18 July 2018

    18 July 2018

    Terna, the operator of the Italian electricity grid, has entered the green bond market for the first time, with a €750 million ($872 million) offering maturing in July 2023.