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  • US insurers 'turning blind eye to climate change'

    21 October 2016

    Many US insurers are still turning a blind eye to climate change, with less than 20% attaining high scores for their climate risk reporting, a study has warned.

  • The process of integrating the environment and finance has only just begun

    19 October 2016

    The 'green economy' is a hot topic at the moment. It moved up the agenda thanks to the game-changing Paris climate agreement. And momentum continued to grow this year as a result of the importance that the G20 has placed on 'green finance'.

  • Insuring in a changing climate

    10 October 2016

    A year after the PRA's landmark report into the insurance sector and climate change, Environmental Finance looks at how the industry is responding.

  • Mark Carney: the five measures needed to scale up the green bond market

    23 September 2016

    Green bonds are a key investment tool to "advance a low carbon future while raising global investment and spurring growth", but five measures are needed to help the market scale up, Mark Carney has argued.

  • Green finance "an opportunity" to uphold financial stability, says Carney

    23 September 2016

    Bank of England (BoE) governor Mark Carney has, in another landmark speech, highlighted the "major opportunity" presented by the green economy, saying that its growth can help promote financial stability.

  • Insurers worth $1.2trn urge end to G20 fossil fuel subsidies

    30 August 2016

    Insurers with $1.2 trillion in combined assets have urged G20 governments to commit to phasing out fossil fuel subsidies by 2020, ahead of next week's meeting in China.

  • The growing pains of UK yieldcos

    22 July 2016

    Weakening policy support and uncertainties caused by Brexit are among the challenges faced by the fledgling asset class. But it remains resilient, reports Peter Cripps

  • INDCs to become 'significant' ratings driver, says Moody's

    28 June 2016

    Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) will become key ratings drivers as countries enact and ratify the landmark Paris climate agreement, according to a report by Moody's.

  • Leading the charge

    05 April 2016

    The historic Paris climate change agreement has underlined what is arguably the biggest challenge faced by financial markets in a generation, says Peter Cripps

  • Climate disclosure task force urged to recommend 2°C stress test

    10 February 2016

    Fossil fuel companies should stress test their businesses for a future in which global warming is limited to 2°C and disclose the results to investors.