• ShareAction takes aim at banks this AGM season

    21 March 2024

    The upcoming annual general meeting (AGM) season will be the "busiest yet" for ShareAction, as it plans to push the banking sector for more transparent climate policies.

  • Comment: Can natural capital become its own asset class?

    15 March 2024

    Investment in natural capital solutions is desperately needed, but many investors don't see a home for them in their portfolios, writes Peter Cripps

  • Asset owners commit to net zero

    14 September 2021

    The owners of trillions of assets have made net-zero commitments - but what do they actually mean, asks Thomas Cox

  • Insurance giants form Net-Zero Insurance Alliance

    12 July 2021
  • Green Bond Principles tightens 'key' recommendations to reflect market best practice

    10 June 2021

    Three years after the last update, the widely adopted Green Bond Principles has received a raft of updates to bring it in line with the developing best practice in the global sustainable bond market. Ahren Lester reports

  • Banks with $29trn in assets pledge to set 2050 'net zero' targets

    21 April 2021

    A group of banks with about $28.5 trillion in assets has joined a UN-convened 'Net Zero Banking Alliance', and in doing so pledged to "align operational and attributable emissions from their portfolios with pathways to net-zero by 2050 or sooner".

  • Climate transition: insurers should lobby government and engage corporates

    23 November 2020

    Insurers have made progress on investment side but more effort needed in underwriting, Zurich head of sustainability says

  • Zurich Insurance moves to non-financial impact targets

    17 November 2020

    Zurich Insurance Group has removed monetary targets from its impact strategy, as it passed a goal it previously set itself to invest $5 billion in impact instruments.

  • Sustainability-linked bonds are 'more powerful than green bonds'

    12 November 2020

    ESG in Fixed Income Europe 2020 conference: The 'use of proceeds' model adopted by most green bonds came under attack, amid allegations that it is susceptible to 'greenwashing'.

  • $5trn of investors set 'unprecedented' 1.5°C emissions target

    13 October 2020

    Some of the world's largest investors, with a combined $5 trillion in assets, have pledged to implement deep greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions in their portfolios over the next five years, putting them on course to help limit global warming to 1.5°C.