Spotting the ESG opportunity in SFDR

Spotting the ESG opportunity in SFDR

The EU's Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation provides a concrete regulatory framework to cement ESG standards and reporting as one of the most important operational processes for all firms, says Volker Lainer

Bank of China transition bond a 'missed opportunity'

Bank of China transition bond a 'missed opportunity'

The Bank of China transition bond was ground-breaking in its claims to align with the newly launched transition finance recommendations, reports Ahren Lester, but experts judged the transaction as failing to live up to its promise and ambition

'Happily surprised': Private sector has taken ESG seriously

'Happily surprised': Private sector has taken ESG seriously

It is a misconception that private equity firms are not focused on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance, Apex ESG Ratings boss Andy Pitts-Tucker tells Ahren Lester, but many need help in collecting ESG data and turning it into action

Impact: Six areas to watch in 2021

Impact: Six areas to watch in 2021

A legal framework for impact, harmonisation of reporting frameworks and the rise of impact indexes could shape 2021, writes Michael Hurley

The outlook for impact

The outlook for impact

Cliff Prior outlines the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment's priorities for 2021. Michael Hurley reports