• People Moves: Newton, AMF, LuxSE, Church Commissioners

    27 September 2019

    Newton Investment Management has hired Andrew Parry as head of sustainable investment, as part of the expansion of its responsible investment team.

  • The ESG data files - introduction

    26 June 2019

    ESG data has gone 'mainstream'. But how good is it, and in what ways does it need to improve? Environmental Finance is today launching a series of features to answer these questions. Peter Cripps reports

  • Moody's consults on proposed 'carbon transition assessments'

    07 May 2019

    Moody’s is seeking feedback on a proposed scoring system for assessing carbon transition risk among publicly traded non-financial companies.

  • Sustainalytics is biggest external reviewer in 2018

    13 March 2019

    Sustainalytics was the biggest provider of external reviews in the green, social and sustainability market in 2018, according to an analysis by Environmental Finance.

  • ERM snaps up SustainAbility as industry consolidation continues

    14 January 2019

    Environmental Resources Management (ERM), a specialist consultancy with 160 offices worldwide, has acquired SustainAbility, the pioneering think tank and advisory firm set up by John Elkington and Julia Hailes in 1987.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Cicero is biggest second opinion provider in 2016 - despite bumper year for Sustainalytics

    06 January 2017

    The Centre for International Climate and Environmental Research Oslo (Cicero) was the biggest second opinion provider in the green bond market in 2016, but Sustainalytics is breathing down its neck after signing up more new business than any of its competitors.

  • 50 shades of green bonds - and 50 ways of assessing them

    29 December 2016

    Ratings agencies have weighed into the green bond market in the past year, adding to the raft of existing tools for assessing bonds. Where is this increasingly crowded marketplace heading, asks Peter Cripps

  • Green bond round up

    15 December 2016

    German development bank KfW has confirmed its intention to continue as a major issuer and investor in the green bond market next year.