COP27 sees progress on bilateral partnerships
The climate conference saw multilateral talks stagnate but bilateral partnerships show the way forward, argue Lina Apsheva and Gregor Vulturius
The climate crisis demands that investors rethink impact
Investments that simply do "some good" are no longer "good enough", argues Tamar Pashtan
My first biodiversity COP
Thomas Cox provides a snapshot of a day at the COP15 conference in Montreal
COP15: Can we finally get agreement on financing?
Regulated voluntary carbon markets should be a key tool to protect and restore nature, argues Naomi Swickard
Storebrand: Investors should apply biodiversity exclusions 'much more'23 March 2023
Investors should be adopting the "precautionary principle" around investment exclusions on biodiversity grounds "much more", Storebrand told an Environmental Finance event
Jefferies: Investors 'underappreciate' EU nature policy18 January 2023
Investors need to be aware of significant EU corporate regulations, which align with the targets of the COP15 biodiversity agreement, Jefferies Equity Research has said.
US-backed carbon markets initiative appoints advisors16 January 2023
RBC: Carbon markets can drive nature investment11 January 2023
Carbon markets can play a "big role" in driving capital towards nature-positive projects, an executive at Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has said.
COP15: Agreement adds impetus to investors' engagement, says UBS21 December 2022
The global biodiversity framework agreed at COP15 this week can add energy to investor engagement with companies on the topic of nature, according to a large asset manager.
COP15: Biodiversity framework will aid NA100, TNFD, says Robeco21 December 2022
The global biodiversity framework agreed at COP15 this week will contribute to improved data for investors by dovetailing with investor initiatives on disclosures and engagement, according to an investment manager at Robeco.
COP15 agreement 'significant,' but credit impact depends on implementation21 December 2022
Moody's Investors Service said the UN COP15 biodiversity summit agreement is a "significant milestone" considering the extent of natural capital risk in debt markets,...
Vague COP15 agreement is 'not a Paris moment', warns HSBC20 December 2022
The global biodiversity framework agreed at the COP15 conference this week failed to meet expectations among some observers that it could provide an equivalent target to 'net zero' for nature, according to a research note by HSBC.
COP15 text is foundation for private sector work on metrics, LGIM says20 December 2022
The agreement by countries at COP15 to protect 30% of land and sea biodiversity by 2030 is likely to leave private sector initiatives to do much of the heavy lifting in areas such as devising nature-related metrics and targets, a large asset manager has said.
COP15: Germany grants €29m to TNFD16 December 2022
Montreal: The German government announced €29 million ($31 million) of support for the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) at COP15, to support development and adoption of nature-related disclosures.
COP15: JGP-WWF blended agroforest fund to target R$220 million15 December 2022
A forest restoration fund with a target of raising R$220 million ($41 million) by the end of its first year will be co-managed by JGP Asset Management and World Wildlife Fund (WWF), it was announced at COP15.
COP15: ISSB signals intent to ramp up work on nature15 December 2022
The body developing international sustainability reporting standards has said it intends to ramp up efforts to include nature after it completes its work on climate, as it told attendees at the COP15 biodiversity conference that company value creation is inextricably linked to nature.
COP15: Schroders to file environmental resolutions 'more frequently'14 December 2022
Asset manager Schroders will file resolutions at companies related to sustainability more often in the coming years, an executive has said.
- TNFD reveals first 14 core disclosure metrics
- NatureVest: Demand for biodiversity credits outstripping supply
- Bond investors 'now pricing in' oil and gas firm climate strategies
- TNFD to release disclosure metrics next week
- Sovereign SLBs are 'good hedge' against sustainability policy changes
- MSCI ESG ratings downgrade "not enough", says Impact Cubed
- Exclusive: Jupiter to close sustainable bond funds
- Unclear reporting standards proving difficult for SMEs, says DBS
- Blended finance in nature 'the opportunity of our time', says GIM
- Australian investors call for energy transition authority