Hamza Ali

Articles by Hamza Ali

  • Wanted: UK green bond issuers

    24 July 2017

    As the green bond market continues to break records and investors call for more supply, Hamza Ali asks why there hasn't been more issuance out of the UK

  • The legal risks of reporting climate risks

    27 June 2017

    The Task Force for Climate-related Financial Disclosures' recommendations were widely welcomed by the market. But are there legal risks attached to their implementation, asks Hamza Ali

  • US Yieldcos: escaping the parent trap

    23 June 2017

    A recent spate of M&As in the yieldco space seems to point to a new chapter in the model's evolution. Hamza Ali reports

  • 'Investment-grade' carbon pricing for power sector launched

    25 May 2017

    CDP – formerly known as Carbon Disclosure Project – and low-carbon business coalition We Mean Business have partnered to create an "investment-grade" carbon pricing range for the power sector.

  • PRI partners with CFA on mapping ESG best practice

    23 May 2017

    The UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment and the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute have collaborated to produce a global study of environmental, social and governance (ESG) practice within the investment management sector.

  • US Bancorp to stop financing fossil fuel pipelines

    22 May 2017

    US Bancorp, the second oldest charted bank in the US, will not invest in future oil and gas pipelines as part of a landmark new environmental policy.

  • Fidelity launches two sustainability funds and joins PRI

    19 May 2017

    US asset management giant Fidelity has signed up to the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and launched two environmental, social and governance (ESG) focused funds.

  • ERAFP to invest €50m combating climate change

    18 May 2017

    French public sector pension fund ERAFP will invest €50 million ($55.6 million) to combat climate change, in addition to money it has already committed to socially responsible investments.

  • Obvion prepares second green bond

    16 May 2017

    Obvion, the largest mortgage lender in the Netherlands, is gearing up to issue its second green asset backed security (ABS).

  • Oil companies beginning to act on climate change, says report

    15 May 2017

    Some of the largest global oil and gas companies such as Statoil, Eni and Total are beginning to act on climate change. However, laggards like ExxonMobil are considerably behind these companies, according to a report from major investors.