• Investors to challenge sovereign SLB issuers using ASCOR, investor says

    12 February 2024

    Investors plan to use a tool for assessing countries' climate progress to challenge issuers of sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) on the strength of their targets, an investor has said.

  • Biodiversity deserves its own sovereign assessment tool

    11 September 2023

    The topic of biodiversity is sufficiently important and complex that it deserves its own version of the Assessing Sovereign Climate-related Opportunities and Risks (ASCOR) project, according to an expert working on the sovereign climate risk assessment tool.

  • Staying focused: sovereign climate assessment tool resists mission creep

    11 September 2023

    The ground-breaking ASCOR project refuses to allow the number of indicators to 'explode' out of control, as it strives to keep the tool practicable, LSE's Antonina Scheer tells Ahren Lester