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  • 'No head in the sand' for net-zero investment at global asset managers, says Amundi

    28 May 2024

    French asset manager Amundi said global asset managers in Europe must ensure their net zero commitments do not drive them to put their "heads in the sand" about their global transition impact, whilst emerging markets should be "front and centre" of sustainable strategies.

  • EIB: We must be 'pragmatic, not dogmatic' on transition finance

    28 May 2024

    A senior official at the European Investment Bank (EIB) said that sustainable finance cannot be "dogmatic" when it comes to choosing where to finance investments with the greatest impact for the transition.

  • IRA response, national transition plan on investor wish list for next UK government

    24 May 2024

    A UK response to the US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and a national transition plan head a list of actions an investor group has urged the next UK government to implement with urgency, as the country prepares for a general election.

  • Eurazeo targets €750m for Planetary Boundaries impact fund

    23 May 2024

    Eurazeo has launched an impact buyout fund investing in small-to-mid market European companies, with a target size of €750 million ($814 million).

  • Robeco survey finds investors expecting 'disorderly' transition

    22 May 2024

    Over three-quarters of investors expect the transition to a low-carbon economy to be in some way "disorderly", with only a small minority expecting governments and markets to work together, according to a new survey.

  • Swedish regulator readies climate stress test as it warns against 'coasting' on climate

    22 May 2024

    Sweden's financial markets regulator has warned financial institutions against "coasting" on the topic of sustainability, as it revealed it will run a climate-related scenario analysis exercise, as part of their annual stress tests.

  • "Pivotal moment in time" for regenerative agriculture

    22 May 2024

    Soaring costs of "conventional" agriculture offers a key opportunity for regenerative agriculture investments, Agriculture Capital has told an Environmental Finance conference.

  • ESMA fund guidelines may be headwind for sustainable bonds, says Abrdn

    21 May 2024

    The recently published sustainable fund naming guidelines published by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) could dampen demand for labelled sustainable bonds, according to Abrdn.

  • Investors 'need direction from policymakers' on transition

    21 May 2024

    Policymakers have been urged to provide clear transition pathways and identify a "most likely scenario" to help investors develop their own transition plans.

  • More than 40% of ESG funds would breach ESMA naming rules, ClarityAI says

    21 May 2024

    More than 40% of funds using environmental and impact terms are invested in assets that breach exclusionary criteria in new EU fund name rules, potentially requiring managers to change their fund's name or divest assets, ClarityAI has said.