• Bond investors 'now pricing in' oil and gas firm climate strategies

    27 March 2023

    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.

  • IIGCC engagement initiative 'is next chapter' after CA100+

    27 March 2023

    The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) has launched an initiative to broaden investor engagement with corporates on climate change, beyond the largest companies covered by the Climate Action 100+ (CA100+) initiative.

  • We need a safe space to disclose transition plans, says Aviva's Amanda Blanc

    27 March 2023

    Aviva's chief executive Amanda Blanc has urged regulators to create a "safe environment" for insurers to publish their plans for how they will transition to net-zero emissions without fear of reprisals.

  • Sovereign SLBs are 'good hedge' against sustainability policy changes

    24 March 2023

    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

    24 March 2023

    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'

    23 March 2023

    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

    23 March 2023

    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

  • ECB says climate 'tilt' cut carbon intensity of bond purchases by 65%

    23 March 2023

    The weighted average carbon intensity (WACI) of corporate bond purchases by the European Central Bank (ECB) was slashed by about 65%, following the introduction of a 'climate tilt' methodology to prioritise 'greener' issuers

  • US ESG pushback won't have staying power, says Breckinridge

    23 March 2023

    The political pushback from some US states on ESG "won't have any staying power", with resistance likely to fade as states realise the imperative to invest for climate resilience, an analyst at Breckinridge Capital Advisors has said.

  • AllianzGI launches sustainability data product

    22 March 2023

    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".