• Thimann leaves Axa for Athora in Germany

    11 June 2018

    Christian Thimann, a leading figure in several sustainable finance initiatives, has joined Bermuda-based insurance company Athora, after four and a half years in senior roles at Axa Group.

  • People moves: Montanaro Asset Management, UNEP Finance Initiative, Beyond Ratings and Lekela

    18 May 2018

    Montanaro Asset Management has set up an advisory committee for its Better World Fund, to be chaired by Michael Sheren, senior advisor within the Bank of England's Prudential Regulation Authority.

  • An action plan for sustainable finance

    27 April 2018

    The European Commission in March launched an ambitious action plan it hopes will catapult the European Union (EU) into the position of global leader for sustainable finance. Nick Roumpis reports

  • TCFD guidance for banks launched

    26 April 2018

    Guidance was today launched to help banks assess and report the 'transition risks' in their loan books, as recommended by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

  • Q&A with Christian Thimann, a leading light in sustainable finance

    09 February 2018

    The chair of HLEG and vice-chair of the TCFD shares his views on the reports' key findings and their implications for the insurance sector.

  • Notes from the inside: reflections on HLEG one year on

    31 January 2018

    The final report by the High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance is ambitious but also practical, argues Ingrid Holmes

  • Reflections on the HLEG report

    09 August 2017

    The EU's High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance issued its interim report last month. One of the members of the group, Flavia Micilotta, outlines some of her key takeaways.

  • Banks pledge to help implement recommendations of TCFD

    11 July 2017

    Eleven large banks have committed to develop practical ways of implementing the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

  • Standard Life plans impact investment funds

    10 May 2017

    UK asset manager Standard Life Investments hopes to launch global and UK-focussed impact investment funds this year.

  • Introducing the Principles for Positive Impact Finance

    19 April 2017

    The Principles have been designed to help meet the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals. But how will they be implemented? Peter Cripps reports