COP15: ISSB signals intent to ramp up work on nature
The body developing international sustainability reporting standards has said it intends to ramp up efforts to include nature after it completes its work on climate, as it told attendees at the COP15 biodiversity conference that company value creation is inextricably linked to nature.
The 'danger' of low-quality biodiversity data as market expands
The surge in demand for biodiversity data may lead to the provision of oversimplistic information, the head of NGO NatureFinance has warned.
Nature scenarios without climate would be 'a disaster'
The Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures' (TNFD) forthcoming nature scenarios must integrate climate considerations, or risk creating "a disaster", the head of NGO NatureFinance has said.
Sovereign sustainability-linked debt initiative launched
A World Bank and Asian Development Bank (ADB)-backed initiative to "catalyse" sovereign sustainability-linked debt issuance has been launched to provide technical support to increase the volume, quality and impact of such issuances.
Carbon markets need governance reform, says Finance for Biodiversity
Finance for Biodiversity (F4B) has designed a governance model for carbon markets with "systemic oversight", which it says would also encourage the growth of 'nature markets'.
The rise of nature markets
We need principles-based nature markets that are effectively governed to deliver nature positive, equitable outcomes, argues Simon Zadek
F4B launches 'first of its kind' climate-nature framework
Non-profit the Finance for Biodiversity Initiative (F4B) has published a "ground-breaking" transition framework to enable financial institutions to integrate their climate and nature approaches.
Finance must no longer profit from environmental crimes
It is time to use anti-money laundering rules to end investment gains from environmental crimes, argues Simon Zadek
Investors urged to cut environmental crime from value chains
Financial institutions have been told they can gain a "first-mover advantage" if they work to eradicate environmental crimes from their financing value chain, thereby avoiding likely reputation damage and potential litigation.
The season of good cheer
Simon Zadek offers his wish list for sustainable finance in 2022.