Vincent Huck

Articles by Vincent Huck

  • UK government announces delayed timeline for ISSB-endorsement

    16 May 2024

    The UK government aims to have UK-endorsed ISSB standards available in Q1 2025, according to an HM Treasury update published today (16 May), having originally planned to have these standards ready by June 2024.

  • NZAOA releases fourth target setting protocol

    19 April 2024

    The UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance (NZAOA) has released the fourth edition of the Target-Setting Protocol (TSP V4) which expands private asset classes coverage, requires a new round of targets and introduces the assessment of govvies' holdings.

  • Lack of nature-related scenarios a challenge for target setting, insurers say

    13 March 2024

    While insurers increasingly consider nature and biodiversity in their investment programmes, leveraging the work done on climate to set targets on nature is not always an easy fit..

  • Dai-ichi Life makes two impact investments in medical sector

    11 March 2024
  • US West Coast insurers face up to $40bn in climate-related losses

    07 February 2024

    An analysis of the investments of insurers licensed in the US West Coast has found climate change could create losses of up to $40 billion for their corporate bond portfolios.

  • French regulator highlights lack of consistency and granularity in insurers' climate disclosures

    22 January 2024

    French life insurers' climate disclosures relating to their investment strategies are heterogeneous, incomplete and lack granularity, according to the French prudential regulator, Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR).

  • Voluntary carbon market craving for clarity, Manulife IM says

    25 September 2023

    Investors are increasingly looking "under the hood" of voluntary carbon market (VCM) investment opportunities to understand the underlying projects they are investing, according to Eric Cooperström, managing director for impact investing and natural climate solutions at Manulife Investment Management.

  • PRI pilot sovereign engagement initiative welcomes 18 new members

    01 September 2023

    The UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) has announced 18 new members to its Collaborative Sovereign Engagement on Climate Change, launched in September last year as a pilot programme to engage with the Australian government.

  • European Commission to widen scope of materiality assessment in first set of ESRS

    18 May 2023

    The European Commission is set to release delegated acts with key amendments to EFRAG's proposed sustainability reporting standards which some have branded a 'victory for lobbyists'.

  • Transition plans key to stave off threat to financial stability, says Aviva's Waygood

    25 April 2023

    Unless a material price on carbon is reached and governments come up with 'sectoral transition frameworks', the world faces a threat to international security and financial stability, according to Aviva Investors.