• WWF: Avoid building a Tower of Babel in taxonomies for nature

    07 December 2022

    Policymakers should be "alarmed" at the risks that the various taxonomies of sustainable activities in development internationally are misaligned when it comes to nature-related criteria, an executive at World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has said.

  • EU TEG taxonomy experts lament nuclear 'politicisation'

    21 December 2021

    Members of an EU-mandated expert group have written to the European Commission to express their concern at the potential inclusion of nuclear in the bloc's sustainability taxonomy, in a decision they say has been politicised instead of following science.

  • A definition of unsustainable finance is needed for debt capital market growth

    06 October 2021

    A common definition of what is unsustainable is needed to boost the growth of sustainable debt capital markets...

  • Just maybe, debt capital markets can save the planet

    30 September 2021

    In its latest report, WWF poses fundamental questions about the debt capital markets, examining their rapid progress in the last five years and anticipating their evolution through this crucial decade, write Margaret Kuhlow and Jochen Krimphoff

  • ESG in Fixed Income Europe 2020 conference round up

    16 November 2020

    Environmental Finance's ESG in Fixed Income Europe 2020 virtual conference ended after two days of panels, speed networking sessions, and discussion groups.

  • WWF: How to improve the EU Sustainable Finance Action Plan

    04 November 2020

    Ahead of Environmental Finance's ESG in Fixed Income Europe 2020 virtual conference next week, Jochen Krimphoff, deputy director of environmental finance at the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), reflects on what the EU Sustainable Finance Action Plan means for the sustainable fixed income market

  • People Moves: Newton, AMF, LuxSE, Church Commissioners

    27 September 2019

    Newton Investment Management has hired Andrew Parry as head of sustainable investment, as part of the expansion of its responsible investment team.

  • China green guidelines promote verification services for first time

    12 March 2019

    The publication of China’s first nationally unified guidelines on green finance could herald the rise of a new breed of green services, according to a Hong Kong-based consultancy.

  • The anatomy of a taxonomy

    11 July 2018

    The European Commission has a highly ambitious target - to develop a taxonomy to define what is green and act as a compass for sustainable finance. But there's a long and rocky road ahead for this controversial initiative, find Nick Roumpis and Peter Cripps

  • Setting the standard

    30 March 2016

    As the market grows, so too does the number of companies and organisations 'defining' what is acceptable as a green bond. Sophie Robinson-Tillett looks at the patchwork of offerings and how they are set to develop