• Ninety One: Transition perpetuating 'climate colonialism'

    26 October 2023

    Efforts to encourage emerging markets to transition often perpetuate "climate colonialism" and set "uneven goalposts", Ninety One has told Environmental Finance.

  • Middle East sustainable bond issuance surges ahead of COP28

    23 October 2023

    Total sustainable bond issuance from Middle East issuers is already at a record annual total in 2023 as corporates and sovereign issuers set new highs ahead of what could be a busy final three months.

  • Further clarity on Article 6 methodology on its way, says IETA initiative

    13 September 2023

    Further clarity is expected soon on which methodologies will be used to define eligibility for the UN's carbon credit market, as well as how existing voluntary guidance could be 'absorbed' by the new market, the Climate Action Data Trust (CAD Trust) has said.

  • 'Landmark' Global Biodiversity Framework fund launched - but with $40m shortfall

    29 August 2023

    A 'landmark' Global Biodiversity Framework fund was finally given the go ahead, but after just two governments made funding commitments, a further $40 million needs to be found by the end of the year.

  • Fitch: Amazon summit sets stage for 'confrontational COP28'

    21 August 2023

    Sustainable Fitch said the stage was set for a "more confrontational COP28," after "strong demands" were made at a regional summit on the sustainable development of the Amazon around developed country financing support and rising concern around regulation.

  • Fitch praises UAE green bond fee exemption

    07 June 2023

    The exemption for United Arab Emirates (UAE) issuers of some sustainable bonds from registration fees will support progress on sustainability in the region, ahead of the country's COP28 presidency, a Sustainable Fitch executive has said.

  • Storebrand: Investors should apply biodiversity exclusions 'much more'

    23 March 2023

    Investors should be adopting the "precautionary principle" around investment exclusions on biodiversity grounds "much more", Storebrand told an Environmental Finance event

  • Jefferies: Investors 'underappreciate' EU nature policy

    18 January 2023

    Investors need to be aware of significant EU corporate regulations, which align with the targets of the COP15 biodiversity agreement, Jefferies Equity Research has said.

  • RBC: Carbon markets can drive nature investment

    11 January 2023

    Carbon markets can play a "big role" in driving capital towards nature-positive projects, an executive at Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has said.

  • COP15: Agreement adds impetus to investors' engagement, says UBS

    21 December 2022

    The global biodiversity framework agreed at COP15 this week can add energy to investor engagement with companies on the topic of nature, according to a large asset manager.