• 'Streamlining' of nature reporting needed, says UNEP FI

    29 January 2024

    Further alignment and streamlining of nature reporting is still needed, the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) has said, as it predicted that mandatory disclosures are likely on the horizon.

  • Financial institutions urged to address gender impact of nature risks

    18 January 2024

    Financial institutions have been urged to incorporate gender into their assessments of nature-related risks and impacts.

  • UNDP launches nature project finance finder

    18 December 2023

    The UN Development Programme has launched a database to help match nature projects with private and public funding.

  • Guidance launched for banks setting nature targets

    23 November 2023

    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

    03 October 2023

    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

    18 August 2023

    Financial institutions have been urged to identify if their investments occur in 'biodiversity mismatch' areas, to help increase investments into nature-positive projects.

  • Biodiversity credits - the next big environmental market?

    05 December 2022

    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

    02 November 2022

    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'

    30 September 2022

    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.