• Innovative small businesses need a bigger role at COPs

    28 September 2023

    The COP process needs to listen to the voices of innovative small businesses if net zero is to be delivered, Jan Lozek writes

  • Acciona: Impact in the sustainable bond market is very low

    25 September 2023

    Frustrated by the limited impact of sustainable bonds, the Spain-based conglomerate has published an additionality-focused framework it hopes will help transform the market. Ahren Lester reports

  • The importance of a Just Transition

    12 September 2023

    If we're serious about achieving a net zero economy, we need to think in more rounded terms about people and planet, writes Kieron Boyle

  • 'To be truly impactful, we need to scale the capital base'

    08 September 2023

    Pentagreen Capital has inked its first deal. Next, it wants to create blended finance structures that help attract other institutional investors, Marat Zapparov tells Jennifer Forrest

  • Impact accounting: A 'gamechanger' in impact investment?

    28 August 2023

    A model for 'impact valuation' could transform how investors view their contribution to sustainability issues, argues Astanor Ventures. Michael Hurley reports

  • Impact accounting framework aims for integration with ISSB, ESRS standards

    25 August 2023

    The IFVI and the Value Balancing Alliance are developing a methodology that seeks to appropriate concepts from the world of financial accounting and could also use information from key sustainability reporting standards. Michael Hurley reports

  • Impact measurement 'can lead to perverse incentives'

    04 August 2023

    Focus less on measuring impact, and more on companies with impactful products and services, Robbie Miles tells Genevieve Redgrave

  • A first stab: French institutions try to calculate their biodiversity footprints

    03 August 2023

    As French financial institutions for the first time estimate the scale of their impacts on nature, the numbers look bleak - but not comparable. Thomas Cox writes

  • NatWest hails Acciona's additionality-driven framework

    31 July 2023

    With a focus on local impact and EU Taxonomy-aligned capital expenditure, Pietro Stimamiglio says Acciona is looking to up the game for sustainable finance. Ahren Lester reports

  • The JETPs: an engine of progress

    28 July 2023

    The Just Energy Transition Partnership model is maturing, and it has immense potential as a financing framework, write Mafalda Duarte and Abhishek Bhaskar.