• ESG in Fixed Income Europe 2020 conference round up

    16 November 2020

    Environmental Finance's ESG in Fixed Income Europe 2020 virtual conference ended after two days of panels, speed networking sessions, and discussion groups.

  • Social bonds: powered up by the pandemic

    13 November 2020

    ESG in Fixed Income Europe 2020 conference: The explosion of issuance of social bonds in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the potential of these flexible instruments.

  • Nature Action 100 proposed by World Bank to mobilise biodiversity finance

    29 September 2020

    The World Bank has proposed five "big ideas" to drive growth in biodiversity financing, including development banks becoming cornerstone investors for biodiversity projects and investors creating a 'Nature Action 100' initiative similar to Climate Action 100+.

  • IFC tightens coal phase-out conditions on financial clients

    22 September 2020

    The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has strengthened its approach to thermal coal investment exposure among its financial institution clients, announcing it will not make equity investments in firms that do not have a phase-out plan in place.

  • QBE impact investments pass $900m

    17 September 2020

    QBE has almost reached its goal of $1 billion in impact investments by next year, using its Premiums4Good programme.

  • The Future of ESG Data: Environmental concerns rising up the agenda for sovereign bonds

    16 September 2020

    Environmental factors are becoming increasingly material considerations for investors in sovereign bonds, according to a panel of experts at Environmental Finance's The Future of ESG Data conference.

  • Develop principles to govern digital finance and SDGs, UN told

    26 August 2020

    The UN has been urged to help develop a set of principles to advance technology's role in closing the financing gap for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • 'Blue bonds' could finance fish stock recovery

    24 August 2020

    Planet Tracker has proposed a 'blue bond' could be used to finance the replenishment of fish stocks by subsidising fishing firms to reduce capacity to allow population recovery.