Guidance launched for banks setting nature targets
Guidance has been launched to help banks set portfolio-level targets on nature, and begin reporting in line with the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD).
How a new generation of policies can drive climate action
A new report has identified 10 features of effective policy frameworks, write Rory Sullivan, Robert Black and Paul Smith
Financial institutions urged to identify 'biodiversity mismatch' investments
Financial institutions have been urged to identify if their investments occur in 'biodiversity mismatch' areas, to help increase investments into nature-positive projects.
Unclear regulation hindering climate finance in Japan, says PRI
Lack of clarity over whether investors are able to invest for sustainable impact in Japan is "hindering climate finance", the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) has said.
Biodiversity credits - the next big environmental market?
Biodiversity credits are potentially a powerful financial tool for boosting nature, but could be as controversial as carbon credits, Thomas Cox writes
$42trn investor group tells governments to act on methane pledge
602 investors representing about $42 trillion in assets under management have called on governments ahead of COP27 to implement five policy actions, including committing to implement the Global Methane Pledge.
Pushback on ESG is a 'denial of capitalism'
The recent pushbacks on ESG in the US have had an impact on financial market participants and whilst it would be "lovely to ignore it, we have to take it seriously", according to Ivan Frishberg, chief sustainability officer at Amalgamated Bank.
Cbus leaves NZAOA
Australian fund Construction and Building Unions Superannuation (Cbus) has left the Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance (NZAOA) voluntarily so it can focus its resources on its "internal activities"
COP27: Governments should align with private sector climate progress
Ahead of COP27, Eric Usher says he hopes governments will talk the same language as the private sector on sustainability, as they look to step up scrutiny of net-zero targets. Genevieve Redgrave reports