• SocGen launches €1bn transition fund, stricter fossil-fuel targets

    18 September 2023

    French bank Société Générale is targeting reducing its oil and gas exposure by four-fifths by 2030 as well as launch a €1 billion ($1.1 billion) transition fund.

  • Central banks 'could demand transition plans to help set capital requirements'

    13 September 2023

    A "high likelihood [of] sudden build-ups of prudential risks" caused by climate change should see central banks and supervisors adjust prudential requirements for banks based on their transition plans, academics have recommended.

  • JO Hambro launches greenhouse gas emissions forecasting tool

    12 September 2023

    JO Hambro Capital Management has launched a proprietary greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions forecasting tool to help it assess the credibility of companies' net zero commitments.

  • BlackRock rejected Glencore's climate plan

    11 September 2023

    BlackRock voted against Swiss miner Glencore's climate plan, documents have revealed.

  • 'Uninsurable' assets is 'direction of travel' amid extreme weather

    11 September 2023

    ABN Amro has warned that assets are increasingly becoming "uninsurable" due to the impact of extreme weather caused by climate change, as insurers respond to rising loss risk by hiking premiums and reducing exposure.

  • USS unveils own climate scenarios to address inadequacies in widely used models

    07 September 2023

    UK pension fund USS has published four climate scenarios that it says "better reflect the real-world risks and opportunities that frame our investment decision-making over the short- and medium-term", as it criticised widely-used models as "inadequate".

  • ECB warns fossil-fuel-exposed banks they risk €21bn in annual losses by 2029

    06 September 2023

    The European Central Bank (ECB) has delivered its starkest warning to-date of the damage a delayed transition to a net zero economy would inflict on the financial system.

  • ECB: Banks are 'on the horizon' of climate litigation surge

    05 September 2023

    A senior European Central Bank (ECB) official has warned banks to "get up to speed" with rising climate-related litigation risk as he expects regulation and recent legal successes to result in an escalation of cases against banks.

  • NatWest: Transition plans still tricky under EU SFDR

    04 September 2023

    Uncertainty still reigns among fund managers around how to handle investee transition plans under the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), according to NatWest.