ICMA draws up a 'Common Ground Taxonomy' for transition plans
The influential trade association wants issuer to act on transition plans before regulations arrive, and has provided a high-level tool to get the process started. Ahren Lester reports
Impact accounting framework released - with $236 per tonne cost of carbon
The International Foundation for Valuing Impacts has published two draft methodologies - on greenhouse gas emissions and adequate wages. Michael Hurley speaks with Daniel Osusky
The future of eDNA
Data provider NatureMetrics says demand is booming for its eDNA testing. Genevieve Redgrave visits its lab to find out more.
SFDR - still a work-in-progress
What would investors like to see from Version 2.0 of the EU's much-maligned Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation? Michael Hurley reports
ESG at the crossroads
Private markets firms are pioneering use of artificial intelligence (AI) to sharpen their ESG analysis, Chandini Jain writes
ESG controversy scores are impacting bond pricing
Climate risk is still not efficiently being priced in bond markets, but the impact of exclusions and controversy scores give a glimpse to the future. Ahren Lester reports
Regulating ESG ratings: Mission impossible?
As regulators around the world seek to define good practice for ESG raters, they are discovering the complexities of doing so, writes Michael Hurley
NBIM: 'The key improvement we would like to see is transparency'
How should the ESG ratings market be regulated? Norges Bank Investment Management's Elisa Cencig fields questions from Environmental Finance.
TNFD's success depends on connected and contextual data
Technological innovations will be key to ensuring 'early adopter' TNFD reporting companies provide useful nature-related information, James Phare argues
Are organisations ready for regulators' demands for independent assurance of sustainability disclosures, and are investors ready to reward companies providing assurance, Michael Hurley asks