ESG

  • EU green and sustainable discussion enters 'more complex' cost debate

    24 May 2024

    A senior European Commission official said the debate on the EU Green Deal and sustainable finance is entering a "more complex" phase over its next five-year mandate as attention turns to cost and making the existing framework more market-friendly.

  • Aramco's VC arm leads funding round for transition-focused infrastructure business

    24 May 2024
  • CSDDD gets formal sign-off from EU countries

    24 May 2024
  • Carbonaires and NUMA Partners to tackle VCM in Latam

    24 May 2024
  • GRI and IFRS to collaborate on 'full interoperability' of standards

    24 May 2024

    The IFRS Foundation and Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) have extended their working relationship to collaborate on full interoperability of each other's standards for "seamless" sustainability reporting.

  • Indian regulator consults on updates to sustainability disclosure rules

    23 May 2024
  • Simplified EU rules for SMEs risk making disclosures 'significantly less informative'

    23 May 2024
  • EU readies greenwashing reports as UK rules bite

    23 May 2024

    Financial institutions in the UK rushing to meet a tight deadline to comply with new anti-greenwashing rules are also bracing for news of potential next steps to regulate activity in the EU, with reports from regulators due in coming days.

  • UK FCA calls for voluntary adoption of ISSB, as it confirms delay to consultation

    23 May 2024
  • Emerging market GSSS issuance hits all-time high in 2023, Amundi report finds

    23 May 2024

    Green, social, sustainability and sustainability-linked (GSSS) bond issuance in emerging markets reached an all-time high last year, according to a joint report by Amundi and the International Finance Corporation, largely driven by growth outside of China.

  • LGIM leads push for Nippon Steel to disclose its climate lobbying

    22 May 2024
  • Banks using PRB framework to aid CSRD reporting in absence of finance sector guidance

    22 May 2024

    Some banks are using a framework designed for the Principles for Responsible Banking (PRB) initiative to help meet reporting requirements under the EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), a UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) webinar heard.

  • Low Carbon launches AI biodiversity monitoring for solar farms

    22 May 2024

    Renewable energy firm Low Carbon and Lancaster University have launched a "pioneering" study of the impact of solar farms on nature in the UK.

  • Singapore and China central banks to collaborate on green and transition finance

    22 May 2024

    The Monetary Authority of Singapore and People's Bank of China announced plans to collaborate on numerous green and transition finance initiatives.