Sustainable bond impact reports 'still lack comparability'
Bond issuers 'should do more' to align with impact reporting frameworks, an Environmental Finance webinar heard. Ahren Lester reports
LGX: Gender-focused bonds are growing, but reporting is limited
A report from Luxembourg Stock Exchange shows the market for gender-focused bonds deserves better impact reporting. Ahren Lester reports
GSAM: 36% of European investors ready to invest in social bonds
More investors are expected to switch some of their conventional bond allocation to social bonds, Bram Bos tells Ahren Lester
Sneak peek: The CBI's resilience taxonomy blueprint
The Climate Bonds Initiative's blueprint is intended to provide a practical tool for financial markets to intensify their focus on adaptation and resilience investments, writes Ahren Lester
NGFS transition plan 'stocktake' due this week30 May 2023
The Network of Central Banks and Supervisors for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) will publish its "stocktake" on transition plans this week, which one official said will demonstrate how "inconsistent" the global picture is.
Europe 'more highly exposed' to negative biodiversity impact30 May 2023
Europe is more highly exposed to negative biodiversity impact than other regions including the US, with emerging markets also "slightly ahead" on developing 'positive' biodiversity solutions.
Sustainable funds grow globally despite regional outflows30 May 2023
While global sustainable assets continued to rise, large outflows in many regions slowed the global pace of investment in the first quarter of 2023.
China legacy green bond 'common ground taxonomy' relabelling due soon26 May 2023
The China Green Finance Committee is preparing to publish its methodology for relabelling existing Chinese green bonds as being in alignment with the 'common ground taxonomy' (CGT) in a "couple of months' time".
Impact investors seek contribution, not 'additionality'26 May 2023
Impact investors increasingly define the outcomes of their investments in terms of 'contribution' to positive impact, rather than seeking to define the difference they make using the divisive term 'additionality', a webinar heard.
Sustainable bond market risks fragmentation amid 'regulatory overload'25 May 2023
By Ahren Lester at the ICMA AGM in Paris
Sumitomo Mitsui to begin voting against boards on ESG issues25 May 2023
Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management will for the first time vote against boards that have failed to take action on ESG issues, following six years of engagement with company management.
Just Energy Transition Partnerships 'ready for investment'24 May 2023
From Genevieve Redgrave at the Net Zero Delivery Summit
'Just transition' guidance issued to harness trillions in investment24 May 2023
Guidance for fund managers on how to invest in a 'just transition' to net zero has been published, with the aim of harnessing trillions of dollars to support social objectives linked to the transition.
Ground-breaking PRI sovereign investor engagement initiative expands24 May 2023
More investors have been asked to join a ground-breaking collaborative fixed income investor engagement initiative for sovereign issuers coordinated by the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).
Scope 3 resolution fails to make progress at Shell's AGM23 May 2023
Oil giant Shell suffered another investor revolt over its climate plans at its AGM, but the rebellion failed to grow in size compared with the previous year.
Engage countries on economic freedoms to bring ESG benefits, says MSIM23 May 2023
Investors are "less credible" when engaging with policymakers on ESG, and should focus instead on improving economic freedom, Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM) told Environmental Finance.
'Huge opportunities' for gender-focused corporate sustainable bond growth22 May 2023
Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE) said there are "huge opportunities" for growth in gender-focused sustainable bond issuance, especially for corporate bonds, as markets increasingly look for instruments tied to "tangible and positive impacts".
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- China legacy green bond 'common ground taxonomy' relabelling due soon
- Recommendations on TNFD nature data utility 'due next month'
- EU climate benchmark funds hit €58bn in assets
- People moves, 26 May: Verra, Allianz GI, Standard Chartered, Federated Hermes ... and more
- NZIA exodus continues as Allianz, Axa and Scor depart
- WWF fisheries fund targeting supply chain sustainability improvements
- Loan round-up: NEOM, Citi and Scotiabank
- Sumitomo Mitsui to begin voting against boards on ESG issues