• EF BRIEFS: Allianz; Electric car subsidy, US Clean Power Plan hearing postponed

    18 May 2016

    Allianz Global Investors has acquired an onshore wind portfolio from the Dutch Infrastructure Fund (DIF).

  • Norway's sovereign wealth fund to sue Volkswagen

    16 May 2016

    Norway's $850 billion oil fund has told the media it will sue Volkswagen (VW) over last year's emissions test scandal.

  • First index launched to track bonds from low-carbon issuers

    08 March 2016

    An index has been launched which is believed to be the first to comprise bonds from low-carbon companies.

  • Cracking the VW case with NOx bonds

    23 December 2015

    Environmental policy performance bonds could help prevent a repeat of the Volkswagen emissions scandal, say Michael Mainelli and Abdeldjellil Bouzidi

  • VW kicked out of FTSE sustainability index, 40 firms added

    09 December 2015

    Volkswagen has been booted out of the FTSE4Good Index after cheating on its US diesel emissions tests.

  • Advanced topics in green bonds: Risks

    24 November 2015

    The unique set of risks presented by the fledgling green bond market are explored by Phillip Ludvigsen

  • Using ESG indices to identify sustainable stocks

    16 November 2015

    The STOXX Global ESG Leaders Index uses Sustainalytics data to help identify best-in class stocks. However, Volkswagen caught everyone by surprise and was ejected using a 'fast exit' procedure, says Konrad Sippel

  • S&P expects increase in rating revisions due to environmental factors

    26 October 2015

    Standard & Poor's (S&P) has made 56 rating actions in response to climate change and other environmental issues over the past two years, and expects more in future, the ratings agency revealed in a research note.

  • Eiris downgrades VW

    14 October 2015

    Volkswagen (VW) has been downgraded by environmental, social and governance (ESG) rating firm EIRIS, owing to its "egregious" emissions scandal, Environmental Finance has learned.

  • Volkswagen ejected from Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes

    29 September 2015

    Volkswagen (VW) has been ejected from the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) as the company continues to be hurt by the fall-out from its emissions scandal.