Analysis

  • Hungary 'looking into' sustainability-linked, social bonds after green update

    14 August 2023

    After updating its green bond framework, Hungary is considering expanding into other sovereign sustainable bond labels. Ahren Lester reports

  • Is Anti-ESG here to stay?

    11 August 2023

    The US arguably pioneered Responsible Investment and its anti-ESG movement will prove temporary, writes Christopher Wigley

  • Assurance on sustainability disclosures: A Q&A with IAASB

    10 August 2023

    Standards for sustainability assurance will boost investor and regulator confidence in sustainability disclosures, IAASB says. Michael Hurley reports

  • Surprise as S&P drop ESG scores from credit ratings

    09 August 2023

    The retreat from ESG scoring from the credit rating agency has flagged concerns around ESG transparency and the impact of anti-ESG sentiment, Ahren Lester writes

  • Misguided antitrust arguments must not diminish the transition

    08 August 2023

    For institutional investors to fully support the energy transition they must not be discouraged from collaborative efforts by antitrust regulation, says Nathan Fabian

  • Prepare to report on climate - even companies in the US

    07 August 2023

    Despite the politicization of ESG, US companies will not be exempt from the global momentum towards mandatory disclosure, write Jake Rascoff and Randi Mail

  • Australian sustainable bond issuance cools amid regulatory scrutiny

    04 August 2023

    Australian corporate issuers have "taken their foot off the pedal" on their sustainable bond plans amid market volatility and increasing scrutiny by regulators looking for cases of 'greenwashing', NAB's David Jenkins tells Ahren Lester.

  • Impact measurement 'can lead to perverse incentives'

    04 August 2023

    Focus less on measuring impact, and more on companies with impactful products and services, Robbie Miles tells Genevieve Redgrave

  • A first stab: French institutions try to calculate their biodiversity footprints

    03 August 2023

    As French financial institutions for the first time estimate the scale of their impacts on nature, the numbers look bleak - but not comparable. Thomas Cox writes

  • The LMA's draft Sustainability-Linked Loan provisions, explained

    01 August 2023

    Sustainability breaches and declassification events are among the issues covered by the new provisions, write Lucy Jenkins and Martin Bontea-Ungureanu