Investors target Volkswagen for climate lobbying
Seven European investors have co-filed a shareholder resolution with Volkswagen for "trailing behind its peers" to report its climate lobbying, after more than three years of dialogue with the car company.
'Impact monetisation' model unveiled by Value Balancing Alliance
A methodology for monetising the impact of companies on society and the environment has been published by an alliance of the world's largest corporates.
Sustainable bond 'greenium' expands 'significantly' in 2020
Investors have been willing to pay a significant 'greenium' for green, social and sustainability (GSS) bonds in 2020, in contrast to 2019, according to a report from BNP Paribas.
Bank of England 'encouraged' by green bond greeniums
A senior Bank of England (BofE) official said the 'greeniums' reported on the recent green bond issues were an "encouraging sign" that climate-positive investment was being favoured by the market, and serves as a fillip to further sovereign green bonds - including in the UK.
Green bond comment, October 2020: Automotive green bonds drive up corporate issuance
Issuance from car makers has shifted to a higher gear in recent months, and it is a sign that corporates more broadly are tapping the market, says Ahren Lester
Green, social and sustainability bond market nearly doubles in third quarter
In a year thrown into disarray by the coronavirus pandemic, Ahren Lester reports on how issuance of green, social and sustainability bonds has continued to power ahead, helped by a broadening range of issuers and more large issues.
Can impact be the guiding star for corporates?
The Value Balancing Alliance's methodologies for assessing companies' net impact will define the future of corporate decision making, Christian Heller tells Michael Hurley