Profile: Martin Berg of Climate Asset Management
The new CEO of Climate Asset Management, Martin Berg, tells Thomas Cox about the challenge of scaling natural capital.
The impact of listed equities biodiversity funds
As more capital flows to biodiversity-themed listed equities funds, Thomas Cox asks whether it is possible for the strategies to have a positive impact on nature
'Tide has turned' on UK water companies
Water utilities face a conundrum as they look to invest to address environmental issues, Thomas Cox writes
Water quality: a critical pillar of biodiversity
Tighter regulation could help investors improve water quality and tackle biodiversity loss, write Lisa Beauvilain and Johan Florén
Biodiversity funding database FIRE prepares for launch02 June 2023
An online tool to ease access to funding resources for biodiversity projects, from sources including investors, is about to be launched by UN Development Programme.
Largest asset manager ESG funds oppose biodiversity proposals02 June 2023
The sustainability funds of BlackRock, Vanguard and State Street Global Advisors voted against or abstained from most biodiversity-related shareholder proposals, between 2010 and the end of 2022, according to analysis from Planet Tracker.
Jefferies: Investors need better water dependency data01 June 2023
Corporate data on water dependencies needs to improve to enable investors to understand water-related risks, an executive at the research arm of US investment bank Jefferies has said.
Institutional investors to buy carbon offsets in three years, developer says31 May 2023
Demand from institutional investors for carbon credits will increase in the next three to five years, a forestry project developer has said.
BNP Paribas AM welcomes pharma biodiversity good practice proposals31 May 2023
BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNP Paribas AM) has welcomed voluntary good practice guidance from an industry initiative aimed at reducing the biodiversity impact of the pharmaceutical sector.
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.
Recommendations on TNFD nature data utility 'due next month'26 May 2023
A group set up by the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) to explore the creation of a database of nature-related information, similar to one being planned for climate change, will submit its recommendations in June, a member of the group has said.
Common-ground taxonomy to be expanded24 May 2023
The Common Ground Taxonomy (CGT) of sustainable activities is being extended beyond the EU and China, by the International Platform on Sustainable Finance, Ma Jun has said.
SBTN launches corporate science-based targets for freshwater and land24 May 2023
Corporates can begin to prepare science-based targets for nature for the first time as the Science Based Targets Network (SBTN) has launched criteria for setting freshwater and land objectives.
TNFD explores creating nature database23 May 2023
The Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) is exploring how to set up a database of nature-related information, similar to one being planned for climate.
TNFD names date for launch of final recommendations22 May 2023
The co-chair of the Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) has revealed the date it will launch its final recommendations.
EU 'overregulating' on green finance, warns UK22 May 2023
The EU may be overregulating when it comes to green finance, a UK minister has claimed.
- Europe 'more highly exposed' to negative biodiversity impact
- Bond round-up: Mercedes-Benz, automotive spotlight, Indonesia, UK ... and more
- Institutional investors to buy carbon offsets in three years, developer says
- Nigerian sovereign green bonds come under IEA scrutiny
- AIB: SLL bond market development would be 'big plus'
- Paris-aligned benchmarks boom but are they helping the transition? Part two
- Paris-aligned benchmarks boom but are they helping the transition? Part one
- MAS to consult on coal-phase out within Singapore taxonomy
- Schroders explains its carbon-offset climate fund
- Sustainable funds grow globally despite regional outflows
Biodiversity Insight 2023
Environmental Finance's Biodiversity Insight 2023
Featuring articles about how investors are incorporating biodiversity concerns into their decisions in light of the COP15 Global Biodiversity Framework.
Seizing the nature investment opportunity
Climate Asset Management has just raised $650 million for its two natural capital investment strategies. Martin Berg, the chief investment officer of its Nature Based Carbon Strategy, explains its approach
Measuring the biodiversity footprint of a portfolio
Elodie Milleret, Iceberg Data Lab's lead biodiversity expert gives an overview of Iceberg's Corporate Biodiversity Footprint (CBF) measurement tool
The role of investors in reversing deforestation
Commodity-driven deforestation poses significant risks to companies and their investors, write Ingrid Kukuljan and Sonya Likhtman
Natural selection: the investment case for addressing biodiversity loss
Investment opportunities are emerging to reduce pressure on biodiversity - although nature restoration is proving thornier, say Lisa Beauvilain, global head of sustainability and stewardship, and Chris Dodwell, head of policy and advocacy, at Impax Asset Management
Putting a price on the priceless
Quantifying Nature is developing a platform that will enable companies and investors to understand their assets' value at risk from degrading nature. Its CEO Adrien Firmenich and head of biodiversity Minerva Singh explain
Annual Market Rankings 2022More
Carbon markets ride out energy crisis
Global carbon markets have proved resilient, despite a year of global uncertainty, winners of this year's Market Rankings told Genevieve Redgrave
RECs withstand a volatile year
Renewable energy certificates experienced a turbulent but buoyant year, writes Annabelle Palmer
Weather markets continue to heat up
Climate-related adverse weather and macroeconomic conditions kept demand high for weather risk transfer products, this year's Environmental Finance Market Rankings winners tell Annabelle Palmer
Uniting solutions for environmental markets
Following the merger of Element Markets and Bluesource and rebrand to Anew Climate, Environmental Finance spoke with Anew's CEO Angela Schwarz to hear what the firm is bringing to the markets it operates in
How emitters are responding to markets in flux
ClearBlue won a raft of categories in Environmental Finance's 2022 Market Rankings. Here, its advisory manager Adi Dunkelman and manager of origination Alejandro Alarcon Carrillo cast an eye over developments in their key markets
An evolving voluntary carbon market
Evolution Markets won a raft of categories in the 2022 Environmental Finance Market Rankings. Here, its CEO Evan Ard and president and head of brokerage services Peter Zaborowsky review developments in voluntary carbon