• 160 financial institutions call for international plastic treaty

    19 April 2024

    Banks, investors and insurers representing $15.5 trillion in combined assets have signed a Financial Statement on Plastic Pollution, calling for a new international treaty to tackle the issue.

  • ICMA publishes blue bond guide in 'big step forward' for market

    06 September 2023

    A long-anticipated blue bond guide has been published, in a "big step forward" for the development of the water-focused sustainable bond market.

  • COP27: Net-Zero Banking Alliance calls for banks to plug gaps in targets

    09 November 2022

    The UN-convened Net-Zero Banking Alliance (NZBA) has called for accelerated action by its bank members after its first progress report revealed gaps in target-setting in key areas.

  • COP27: Governments should align with private sector climate progress

    08 September 2022

    Ahead of COP27, Eric Usher says he hopes governments will talk the same language as the private sector on sustainability, as they look to step up scrutiny of net-zero targets. Genevieve Redgrave reports

  • UNEP FI urges investors to tackle ocean pollution

    03 March 2022

    The UNEP FI has launched guidance to enable private and public institutions to align their decision-making with 'sustainable' marine practice and tackle ocean pollution.

  • G20 should adopt 'science-based definition of net-zero', UNEP FI recommends

    27 October 2021

    The UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) has set out 11 recommendations for "credible" net-zero commitments from financial institutions.

  • Investors worth $46trn call for stronger policies ahead of COP26

    14 September 2021

    587 investors with $46 trillion in assets under management are urging governments to implement five policy actions...

  • News round-up: PRI, UNEP FI, DWS and more...

    02 June 2021
  • PRI, UNEP FI launch 'investment leadership programme'

    02 June 2021
  • UN's Principles for Responsible Banking tightens signatory scrutiny

    17 July 2020

    Signatories of the UN Principles for Responsible Banking (PRB) have voted to establish a governance body to ensure effective implementation of the commitments, which could ultimately lead to laggards being thrown out.