• Immediate action needed to keep 1.5°C in sight, says PRI

    18 October 2021

    As governments prepare to start the COP26 negotiations at the end of the month, they have been warned that an immediate ramp-up in energy & land use policy is needed to keep the goal of restricting warming to 1.5°C in sight.

  • BlackRock launches emerging markets impact bond fund

    16 July 2021

    BlackRock has launched a sustainable bond-focused active fund in its flagship emerging markets fixed income range

  • BlackRock launches $430m unconstrained ESG bond fund

    01 May 2020

    BlackRock has launched its first environmental, social and governance (ESG)-focused global unconstrained total return bond fund, opening with over $400 million in assets under management (AUM).

  • First green bond blockchain platform launched

    12 December 2019

    A blockchain-enabled database which claims to have the ability to validate the impact of green bond issues, thereby unlocking greater investment in green projects, has been launched.

  • ESMA urges EU Commission to increase sustainability regulation

    14 June 2019

    The European Commission has been urged by an EU supervisory authority to introduce regulation, rather than non-binding guidelines, in areas such as requiring sustainability-related disclosures and accreditation of green bond second opinion providers.

  • BlackRock launches 'low-cost' green bond ETF

    19 November 2018

    BlackRock has launched its second green bond fund, saying it will be the 'lowest-cost' green bond exchange-traded fund (ETF) in the US.

  • BlackRock's green bond fund 'has more impact than its renewables fund'

    15 June 2018

    BlackRock's green bond fund has a larger impact than its renewable infrastructure fund, research conducted by the asset manager has found.

  • TCFD: Investors should use 'building blocks' to assess climate scenarios

    06 February 2018

    Investors should question whether the climate scenarios produced by the companies they own are credible, by considering five key aspects, a report has argued.

  • Big in Japan?

    04 September 2017

    Support from the biggest pension fund in the world is helping ESG take off in Japan, write Peter Cripps and Joe Walsh

  • World Bank reveals environmental impact of its 77 green bond projects

    03 August 2015

    The World Bank, one of the largest issuers of green bonds, has published a detailed summary of the environmental and social impacts of all 77 projects financed by the proceeds.