• Pakistan explores issuing first sovereign 'nature performance bond'

    26 February 2021

    Pakistan could become the first sovereign to issue a nature performance bond, it has been revealed.

  • Comment: Follow the Money in aligning finance with nature's needs

    25 February 2021

    In the first of his monthly columns for Environmental Finance, Simon Zadek outlines his five-point proposal for aligning major financial flows with nature outcomes

  • F4B develops framework for combating biodiversity 'destruction'

    23 October 2020

    Financial institutions should disclose their impacts on biodiversity and be made legally liable for them, according to a new blueprint for a financial system that doesn't harm nature.

  • Call for 'nature performance bonds'

    30 September 2020

    A new type of labelled bond has been created to help tackle the growing sovereign debt crisis while protecting sensitive ecosystems and biodiversity.

  • TNFD to get its own technical expert group

    25 August 2020

    A technical expert group (TEG) is being assembled to help the nascent Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) to deliver on its ambitious remit, Environmental Finance has learned.

  • ESG Data Files, part eight: Infrastructure, continued

    10 March 2020

    As well as considering the ESG credentials of an infrastructure project, investors should also consider resilience. Christopher Marchant reports

  • ESG Data Files, part eight: Infrastructure

    03 March 2020

    With its broad scope from airports to hospitals, wind farms to oil pipelines, assessing ESG data in the infrastructure sphere comes with a wide array of challenges. Christopher Marchant spoke to experts in the sector about the ongoing push for in standardisation and disclosure.

  • G20 keeps up the focus on green finance

    05 September 2016

    The G20 made numerous references to green finance in its latest communique, reaffirming the message that the transition to a low-carbon economy is underway.

  • Robins to leave HSBC to spearhead UNEP Inquiry

    28 January 2014

    Nick Robins is to step down as head of HSBC's Climate Change Centre to help lead a United Nations Environment Programme inquiry into how to green the world's economy.