• Investors 'given free hand' to define sustainable investment under SFDR

    19 April 2023

    The European Commission has declined a request to define what constitutes a sustainable investment under SFDR, a decision which has split industry experts, Michael Hurley writes

  • The Future of ESG Data Conference: Highlights

    20 October 2022

    Environmental Finance's in-person conference on The Future of ESG Data this week highlighted the numerous challenges that are being addressed in the space, as related regulatory and market developments unfold at record pace

  • Fund-level scenario analysis requirement is 'regulatory overkill'

    19 October 2022

    The merits and shortcomings of scenario analysis were debated at a panel discussion at The Future of ESG Data conference. Peter Cripps reports

  • Abrdn: EU Taxonomy social proposals could have 'drastic' impact

    19 August 2022

    Proposals on 'minimum safeguards' for human rights issues from the advisory body for the EU Taxonomy of sustainable activities could have "drastic" effects in further narrowing the number of investments that can be deemed 'sustainable', an executive at Abrdn has said.

  • Aberdeen Standard Investments to construct its own climate scenarios

    10 October 2019

    Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) is to build its own climate scenarios to help it better understand the potential impacts of global warming on its investments.

  • SWIP's Mackenzie moves on from sustainability role

    19 August 2014

    Craig Mackenzie - Scottish Widows Investment Partnership's highly regarded head of sustainability research – has left his post to take on a new role, Environmental Finance has learned.

  • Will there be blood?

    16 July 2014

    The stranded carbon assets debate has gathered steam in the wake of a new report on the oil sector and after fossil fuel giants addressed the issue for the first time. What are the implications for investors, asks Peter Cripps.

  • $3trn investor coalition heaps 'stranded asset' pressure on fossil fuel firms

    24 October 2013

    A coalition of investors worth $3 trillion has joined forces to write to 45 of the biggest oil and gas companies demanding how they are dealing with the threat of 'stranded assets'.