Bond investors 'now pricing in' oil and gas firm climate strategies
Fixed income investors have increasingly been pricing in the climate strategies of oil and gas firms following the energy crisis sparked by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, according to ABN Amro.
Sovereign SLBs are 'good hedge' against sustainability policy changes
Sovereign sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) are effective hedging instruments for investors against sustainability policy shifts, according to the Anthropocene Fixed Income Institute (AFII).
GIIN launches agriculture impact benchmark
The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) has launched a benchmark to help investors measure the performance of their agricultural investments against peers and the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
Storebrand: Investors should apply biodiversity exclusions 'much more'
Investors should be adopting the "precautionary principle" around investment exclusions on biodiversity grounds "much more", Storebrand told an Environmental Finance event
Forthcoming TNFD metrics would work in sustainability-linked instruments
Metrics to be published by the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) next week should be usable in sustainability-linked instruments, which could speed-up TNFD adoption, a member of the initiative has told an Environmental Finance event
AllianzGI launches sustainability data product
Allianz Global Investors has launched a sustainability data product which it says will enable its investment teams to better navigate the "ever more challenging ESG data landscape".
FCA warning on ESG benchmarks 'to be welcomed by investors', says Osmosis
Osmosis Investment Management has welcomed a warning from the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) that it is prepared to take action to tackle poor disclosures by providers of ESG benchmarks.
UK FCA warns of action on ESG benchmark failings
The UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has warned it is prepared to take action to tackle poor disclosures by providers of ESG benchmarks, as it identified failings in several areas by all providers.
CDP: Finance industry must limit water risk 'blind spots'
More financial institutions need to assess their water risks to help reduce their risk "blind spots", with banks leading the way so far, disclosures platform CDP said.
PBAF seeks to nip biodiversity materiality struggles in the bud
The Partnership for Biodiversity Accounting Financials (PBAF) is prioritising helping financial institutions overcome their struggles to assess biodiversity materiality, the organisation has said.