Graham Cooper

Articles by Graham Cooper

  • Impact report quality deters green bond fund investors

    12 January 2022

    Poor data and inadequate impact reporting are deterring many investors from making further investments in green bond funds, according to a recent Environmental Finance study.

  • Green bonds begin to flow from emerging market banks

    08 October 2020

    A pioneering initiative by the IFC to encourage green bond issuance by banks in emerging markets is bearing fruit, reports Graham Cooper

  • EF launches survey of impact reporting by green bond funds

    07 October 2020

    Environmental Finance is inviting institutions that invest in green bond funds to give their views on what information they would like to see disclosed in the impact reports from these funds.

  • Bond round-up: Bank of America, Retenbank, Equinix, AIB, Egypt, Volvo ... and more

    30 September 2020
  • QBE joins UN Global Compact

    29 September 2020

    Australia's QBE Insurance Group (QBE) has become a signatory of the UN Global Compact.

  • Exchanges call for more trading of 'guarantees of origin'

    28 September 2020

    Europe's system of 'guarantees of origin' (GOs) should be enlarged and standardised to encourage more international trading and accelerate the continent's decarbonisation trend, according to the European Association of Energy Exchanges (Europex).

  • MetLife commits to $20bn in green investments by 2030

    28 September 2020

    MetLife Investment Management (MIM) plans to make $20 billion of green investments - mostly green buildings and renewable energy - over the next decade.

  • At least $44bn/year required to double conservation areas, says McKinsey

    23 September 2020

    An additional $20 billion to $45 billion would be required each year - on top of the current $24 billion already being spent - to double the conservation of land and national waters, according to analysts at consultants McKinsey.

  • Bond round-up: VW, Novartis, EIB, Verizon, Rabobank, Qatar ... and more

    23 September 2020
  • Ratings agency Kroll warns on possible US curbs on ESG investments

    22 September 2020

    Proposed rules on the fiduciary duties of US pension plans "could have far-reaching implications for the investment community as well as on any investments that aim to create a positive social or environmental impact," according to ratings agency Kroll.