Analysis

  • The power of debt to catalyse change

    15 February 2024

    The decarbonisation of a Chilean copper mine's energy use shows how transition finance can enact positive change, writes Matt Christ

  • Webinar Q&A: WWF and MAS on 'green' central banking and regulation

    14 February 2024

    Regulators are bolstering their work on transition planning and nature as they look to support the transition to net zero, Annabelle Palmer reports

  • SFDR - still a work-in-progress

    13 February 2024

    What would investors like to see from Version 2.0 of the EU's much-maligned Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation? Michael Hurley reports

  • ESG at the crossroads

    12 February 2024

    Private markets firms are pioneering use of artificial intelligence (AI) to sharpen their ESG analysis, Chandini Jain writes

  • World Bank: Expect 'more and bigger' outcomes-based bonds

    09 February 2024

    Following the Bank's recent plastic waste reduction bond, Michael Bennett tells Ahren Lester that its ambitions are growing

  • ESG controversy scores are impacting bond pricing

    05 February 2024

    Climate risk is still not efficiently being priced in bond markets, but the impact of exclusions and controversy scores give a glimpse to the future. Ahren Lester reports

  • Regulating ESG ratings: Mission impossible?

    02 February 2024

    As regulators around the world seek to define good practice for ESG raters, they are discovering the complexities of doing so, writes Michael Hurley

  • Comment: How to stay positive if you work in sustainable finance?

    01 February 2024

    As governments fail to act, hopes rest on the ingenuity of people and technological advances, writes Peter Cripps

  • Direct lending - the next frontier for SLLs?

    31 January 2024

    There could be more bilateral sustainability-linked loans, but Alcentra tells Ahren Lester that uncertainty over the structure and market fragmentation remain headwinds

  • Fiduciary duties — the frontline of the faultline

    29 January 2024

    A large part of the fate of the planet rests on this seemingly technical issue, writes Kieron Boyle