• Simplify SDG finance to unleash scale, says UBS

    23 January 2019

    UBS has called on the financial sector and policymakers to simplify and standardise investing in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to help close the current financing gap to reach the goals.

  • People moves: World Bank, BlackRock, IIGCC, Partners Group, Greencoat, PRI, SASB, US SIF, Osmosis and Grantham Institute

    14 January 2019

    The World Bank has launched a search for a new president after Jim Yong Kim announced he would leave his role three years earlier than expected, to become a partner at Global Infrastructure Partners.

  • Fixed income investors need more ESG products, says Japan's GPIF

    20 April 2018

    Institutional investors are being constrained because of a lack of environmental, social and governance (ESG)-focused products for fixed income investors, a report co-published by the GPIF has claimed.

  • World Bank turns to bond market to combat infectious diseases

    04 July 2017

    The World Bank has raised $425 million from the capital markets to provide prompt assistance to low-income countries that face the risk of pandemics.

  • IFC to increase climate related investments to $3.5bn a year

    08 April 2016

    The International Finance Corporation (IFC) will next year increase its climate investments from $2.2 billion to $3.5 billion, following the approval of the World Bank Group's latest Climate Change Action Plan.

  • Politicians add to calls for a price on carbon emissions

    20 October 2015

    Leading politicians have come together to support calls for a price on carbon emissions, ahead of the UN's climate change talks in Paris in December.