Innovative small businesses need a bigger role at COPs
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
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
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'
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?
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
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'
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
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
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
The Just Energy Transition Partnership model is maturing, and it has immense potential as a financing framework, write Mafalda Duarte and Abhishek Bhaskar.