• Transition plans key to stave off threat to financial stability, says Aviva's Waygood

    25 April 2023

    Unless a material price on carbon is reached and governments come up with 'sectoral transition frameworks', the world faces a threat to international security and financial stability, according to Aviva Investors.

  • Aviva lends backing to sovereign climate reporting proposals

    14 February 2022

    Aviva Investors has expressed its support for a proposed standardised climate and nature disclosure framework for sovereign issuers, which the investor said would help its research and engagement.

  • Exclusive investor reaction to IPCC report: No part of portfolio immune

    09 August 2021

    A landmark report published today by leading climate scientists has been greeted by investors as a chastening warning of the potentially catastrophic impacts of current global emissions, but also an important signifier of the transition required.

  • A champion of green finance, a great man: tributes flood in for Sir Roger Gifford

    27 May 2021
  • Cautious optimism for TNFD despite challenges

    08 March 2021

    After the success of the TCFD in driving focus on climate-related disclosures, the mood is upbeat that the Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) can do the same for natural capital - despite awareness of the additional challenges it faces. Ahren Lester reports

  • Natural Capital Investment 2021 conference roundup

    05 March 2021

    Environmental Finance's Natural Capital Investment 2021 virtual conference has ended after a full day of panels, speed networking sessions, and a live discussion group

  • Dasgupta Review doesn't go far enough on pricing nature, says Aviva's Waygood

    04 March 2021

    The Dasgupta Review on the economics of biodiversity falls short in suggesting how policy makers and investors should price-in the externalities of nature, said Steve Waygood, chief responsible investment officer at Aviva Investors

  • Spurring sustainable investments with capital charges

    23 September 2019

    As sustainability makes its way into regulation, the question of capital charges punishing 'brown' investments or incentivising 'green' investments has come to the fore. While regulators are asking for risk-based evidence, stakeholders are not all in agreement on how to proceed. Vincent Huck reports

  • Aviva launches workplace pension scheme based on ESG funds

    04 July 2019

    Aviva has launched a default workplace pension scheme that will incorporate ESG and ethical considerations, based on the Aviva Stewardship funds.

  • The ESG data files - part one, continued: reported data

    03 July 2019

    Investors are demanding an increasing amount of data from companies. What are its strengths and weaknesses, asks Peter Cripps