Are banks really going green, or just greenwashing?

Are banks really going green, or just greenwashing?

Some of the world's largest banks have made hundreds of billions of dollars in commitments to sustainable financing, with many pledging to align their portfolios with the goals of the Paris Agreement. Christopher Marchant asks whether these commitments are impactful

KfW on track for €8bn in 2020 green bond issuance

KfW on track for €8bn in 2020 green bond issuance

After a significant jump in green bond issuance in 2019, the KfW capital markets head tells Ahren Lester they still expect 2020 issuance to hit €8 billion and that 'greeniums' have persisted - but don't expect any social or sustainability-linked bonds from the development bank.

China's ETS: launch hope high as officials step up support

China's ETS: launch hope high as officials step up support

Following their recently upgraded climate pledge, senior Chinese officials have given renewed backing to a national emissions trading system (ETS), reigniting hopes it will soon be built and be more ambitious, writes Ahren Lester