• COP27: UN expert group tries to draw 'red line' around 'toxic' net-zero pledges

    08 November 2022

    A UN-appointed expert group has published recommendations for net zero pledges to reduce the risk of 'greenwashing', with proposed measures including the "phasing out" of fossil fuels.

  • UN announces net zero expert group

    04 April 2022
  • IPCC report 'highlights need for adaptation finance'

    28 February 2022

    The latest report from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) laid bare the pressing need to invest in adapting to the physical impacts of a warming planet.

  • UN Secretary General tells insurers to go 'net zero'

    09 June 2021

    With $35 trillion of assets under management the insurance sector plays a key role...

  • $9trn collaboration of asset managers commit to net zero emissions

    11 December 2020

    The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) has formed an initiative of asset managers, representing over $9 trillion, which have committed to align their portfolios with the goals of the Paris climate agreement.

  • 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).

  • Don't bail-out polluting industries, says Guterres

    29 April 2020

    Global leaders urged countries to integrate climate action in their coronavirus (Covid-19) recovery plans, as the UN head pressed for taxpayers money to not be used in rescuing "outdated, polluting" industries.

  • COP 26 delay 'could lead to better outcome'

    02 April 2020

    Investors have argued that the postponement of the COP 26 in Glasgow, confirmed by organisers yesterday, could increase the likelihood of a strong agreement being reached at the annual climate summit, when it is finally held.

  • Disappointment as COP25 fails to live up to promise

    16 December 2019

    Disappointment met the closing of the COP25 climate talks in Madrid on Sunday after hopes were dashed that agreement on some key issues would be secured.

  • UN's GISD aim 'to free up trillions of dollars' for SDGs

    17 October 2019

    The UN's Global Investors for Sustainable Development (GISD) Alliance held its first meeting as it looks to 'free up trillions of dollars' from the private sector to finance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).