Bearing the standard for green bond growth

Bearing the standard for green bond growth

As the green bond market has grown, a plethora of national and regional standards has sprung up. What do they bring to the market and are they necessary, ask Michael Hurley and Peter Cripps

Green is Good

Green is Good

Times are a-changin' in the bond market. Companies with strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings stand to have privileged access to the capital markets. A universal 'green treasury' approach is needed to reap the economic and social rewards, says Arthur Krebbers

Will insurers keep up with the Jones?

Will insurers keep up with the Jones?

California's Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has been threatened with US lawsuits for his efforts to act on climate-related risks. Undeterred, he hopes his work can now drive international action, he tells Michael Hurley

Climate change increases cost of debt for developing countries

Climate change increases cost of debt for developing countries

The intensification of climate risks and the degree to which they are accurately priced by financial markets are of increasing concern to global economic stability. However, as awareness around those risks has risen over the last years, there is still a long way to go to consistently measure and monitor their costs, which can result in substantial gains or losses for institutional investors. Vincent Huck reports

Will TCFD boost demand for weather hedging?

Will TCFD boost demand for weather hedging?

Growing pressure on companies and investors to disclose the potential impact of climate-change could lead to more use of weather risk management contracts, some analysts believe. Graham Cooper reports