Archive

  • Impact valuations have 'come back down to Earth' after painful 2023, says M&G

    23 May 2024

    M&G's Positive Impact Fund's holdings were affected by rising costs and supply chain issues, Ben Constable-Maxwell tells Jennifer Forrest

  • 'Remarkable' Italian green bond demand as key tweaks hit mark

    16 May 2024

    Enhancements to the planned use-of-proceeds and 'additionality' credentials of the new Italian green bond helped the sovereign to secure a record orderbook. Ahren Lester reports

  • Barclays sees improvements in SLB structuring

    14 May 2024

    Although sustainability-linked bond issuance is in decline, the market is taking several steps in the right direction, Charlotte Edwards tells Ahren Lester

  • Going beyond the pale green

    08 May 2024

    Foresight's Irish impact fund aims that one-in-four of its investments will be 'pure green'. Jennifer Forrest reports

  • Financial accounting of net-zero commitments? Not yet, IASB says

    26 April 2024

    A decision on whether net-zero commitments should be recognised under IAS 37 lays bare an expectation gap between backward-looking financial accounting and forward-looking sustainability perspectives. Vincent Huck reports

  • Natural capital will become a fundamental component of investors' portfolios

    16 April 2024

    Ben O'Donnell responds to Environmental Finance's article: 'Comment: Can natural capital become its own asset class?'

  • Electric vehicles: bringing charging infrastructure up to speed

    10 April 2024

    EV charging units generate a potential income stream, making them prime assets for new financing models, writes Toby Horne

  • 'Plenty of opportunity for us to show what good nature investments look like'

    26 March 2024

    Bregal's new nature strategy targets coffee and cocoa decarbonisation with a new nature strategy. Jennifer Forrest reports

  • Iceland: 'It is likely we will be a regular sustainable bond issuer'

    20 March 2024

    Strong response to long-awaited inaugural green bond opens door to more issuance from the Nordic sovereign. Ahren Lester reports

  • Green bond funds swing back to black in 2023

    13 March 2024

    2023 saw the growing sustainable bond fund market make positive returns after a torrid two years, with forecasts of another strong year to come. Ahren Lester reports