• The Future of ESG Data, Asia: conference round-up

    21 November 2023

    The region faces unique challenges, including that many SMEs are not able or willing to report the ESG data being demanded of them. Peter Cripps reports

  • Future of ESG Data Asia: EU, ISSB working on guidance to aid 'interoperability'

    14 November 2023

    Guidance to help organisations report under both the IFRS International Sustainability Standards and separate EU standards is a priority of the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB), its vice-chair told an Environmental Finance event.

  • ISSB to allow year-long delay for reporting non-climate risks and opportunities

    05 April 2023

    Companies will not be required to disclose their non-climate risks and opportunities in the first year of reporting under IFRS S1, owing to a transitional relief approved by the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB).

  • Green bonds round-up: IBRD, Folksam Group, Electrolux, Interstate Power & Light, Pace Funding Group, EBRD

    27 March 2019

    The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), part of the World Bank Group, has tapped the €600 million ($675 million) green bond it issued in November to raise a further €250 million.

  • People Moves: World Bank, BNP Paribas, BlackRock

    02 November 2018

    Jingdong Hua has been appointed as vice president and treasurer of the World Bank, and will start his new post on 1 January.

  • Green Bonds round-up, 27 June

    27 June 2018

    KBC Group, a leading Belgian financial institution, has issued its first green bond – a five-year, €500 million ($600 million) transaction that was three-times oversubscribed.

  • Consortium plans to build on the success of IFC forest bond

    22 June 2017

    Three international organisations have come together to encourage the use of innovative private sector finance to combat deforestation.