• ICMA draws up a 'Common Ground Taxonomy' for transition plans

    26 February 2024

    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

    23 February 2024

    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

    16 February 2024

    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

    13 February 2024

    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

    12 February 2024

    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

    05 February 2024

    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?

    02 February 2024

    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'

    26 January 2024

    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

    18 January 2024

    Technological innovations will be key to ensuring 'early adopter' TNFD reporting companies provide useful nature-related information, James Phare argues

  • Sustainability assured?

    15 January 2024

    Are organisations ready for regulators' demands for independent assurance of sustainability disclosures, and are investors ready to reward companies providing assurance, Michael Hurley asks