New Zealand first to make climate disclosures compulsory for financial firms
New Zealand has become the first country to make it mandatory for financial firms to report on climate risks, described as a "visionary" step by one of the architects of the Paris Agreement.
People Moves: Morgan Stanley Investment Management, AP6, SEB Investment Management, Geneva Association, Robeco and IETA
Vladimir Demine has been promoted to head of environmental, social and governance (ESG) research at Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM).
Investor Agenda finds $32trn of backing
Investors with a combined $32 trillion in assets have signed up to an initiative to step up action on climate change.
Infrastructure projects must grasp low-carbon opportunity
Infrastructure project developers face an urgent choice: benefit from low-carbon opportunities, or lock cities into decades-long dependence on fossil fuels, writes Peter Ellsworth
Figueres: infrastructure bonds should be green bonds
Former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres issued a rallying call for cities, governments and large companies to issue green bonds to finance their infrastructure projects, as she seeks to shift the market's growth into a higher gear.
People: Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, PRI
Former executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Christiana Figueres has been appointed to the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves' Leadership Council.
EF BRIEFS: Allianz, Fortum, Morrissey & Figueres
Allianz aims to double the size of its renewable energy and infrastructure portfolio to about €14 billion ($16 billion) "in the medium term", a spokeswoman said.
Leading the charge
The historic Paris climate change agreement has underlined what is arguably the biggest challenge faced by financial markets in a generation, says Peter Cripps
People Moves - March 2016
The latest people moves at companies including SunEdison, RWE, Green Climate Fund, DNV GL, Schroders and more
Figueres steps down as UN's climate chief
Christiana Figueres has announced plans to step down as UN climate chief, following the "historical" Paris agreement in December, firing the starting gun on a race to become her successor.