Elena K. Johansson

Articles by Elena K. Johansson

  • Is Climate Action 100+ pushing hard enough?

    19 July 2019

    The heavyweight investor engagement initiative has won some victories with fossil fuel giants. But should it be demanding more, asks Elena K Johansson.

  • Big data tool tracks finance sector's exposure to deforestation

    15 July 2019

    A 'big data' tool is being developed to help investors deal with rising reputational risks from commodity investments that accelerate deforestation.

  • Will the taxonomy deliver?

    12 July 2019

    Will the EU's taxonomy succeed in boosting the flow of finance to a low-carbon economy, asks Elena K Johansson

  • Australia's regulator talks TCFD

    10 July 2019

    Geoff Summerhayes of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) tells Elena K. Johansson how it will deal with climate risk and integrate the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) guidelines.

  • HSBC launches green loan range for SMEs in UK

    08 July 2019

    HSBC has launched a range of green loans for British small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs), shortly after the UK launched its green finance strategy.

  • France raises pressure on financial sector to deliver climate commitments

    05 July 2019

    French financial regulators are stepping up pressure on the bulk of French domestic banks, insurers and asset managers to follow through on their climate commitments.

  • LGIM launches water ETF

    04 July 2019

    Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) has launched a water-themed exchange-traded fund (ETF), as it seeks to tap investor demand for thematic funds and low-cost investments.

  • UK Green Finance Strategy sets disclosure expectations

    02 July 2019

    UK City Minister John Glen ordered companies and large asset owners to disclose climate-related risks by 2022 or face mandatory regulation.

  • UK Green Finance Institute 'to boost catastrophe bonds and green mortgages'

    02 July 2019

    Scaling up the catastrophe bond market and the issuance of green mortgages will be among the priorities for the UK's Green Finance Institute, which was officially launched today.

  • GPIF to invest in more CAB bonds to boost standardisation

    02 July 2019

    Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) is to invest in "larger amounts" of climate awareness bonds (CABs) and sustainability awareness bonds (SABs) from the European Investment Bank (EIB) and help boost standardisation, an EIB spokesman said.