Technological advances lower barriers to entry for spatial finance, study finds
Financial institutions are increasingly using 'spatial finance' data to assess climate risk after technological advances
FAIRR asks G20 to set agricultural emissions targets in NDCs
The FAIRR Initiative has asked the G20 nations to set targets for reducing their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in agriculture
$20trn of investors urge firms to set science-based targets
Climate risk vulnerability significantly hikes emerging economy borrowing costs
Emerging economies that are highly vulnerable to climate risk have been hit with "significant rises" to their cost of borrowing, according to a report, more than doubling the sovereign bond yield premium compared with lower risk peers.
Science Based Targets initiative launches financial sector framework
Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has launched its "breakthrough" pilot framework for financial institutions to set science-based climate targets, but campaigners were "disappointed" and "disturbed" by what they perceive to be shortcomings.
Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosures working group announced
Ten financial firms have joined a working group to develop a reporting framework for the impact of the financial sector on biodiversity and ecosystems to complement the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).
Best Performing Funds of 2019: Erste WWF Stock Environment
Solar energy holdings and takeover activity pushes Erste WWF Stock Environment to deliver a strong performance in 2019, writes Ahren Lester.