Traffic-light system recommended for Australia's taxonomy
The Australian Sustainable Finance Institute (ASFI), the investor organisation leading the development of Australia's taxonomy, has published its final recommendations for a transition-based taxonomy.
We need a safe space to disclose transition plans, says Aviva's Amanda Blanc
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.
Blended finance in nature 'the opportunity of our time', says GIM
Blended finance in natural capital investments is the "opportunity of our time", despite the challenges that persist, Generation Investment Management (GIM) said.
ECB says climate 'tilt' cut carbon intensity of bond purchases by 65%
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
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.
MAS urges insurers to help high emitters decarbonise
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has called for insurers to steer companies in the emissions intensive Asia-Pacific region towards more sustainable practices, as an executive warned insurers of high exposure to climate transition risks.
BNP Paribas: EU needs 'much more' support for climate
Investors have been unconvinced by the EU's response to US support for industry that will drive the transition to a low-carbon economy, an analyst at BNP Paribas has said.
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.
IPCC report an 'unequivocal case for action', says Impax
The latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) presents the "unequivocal case for action" needed to reduce the ambition gap, Impax Asset Management has told Environmental Finance.