Amundi's early mover

Amundi's early mover

Frédéric Samama has been a key mover in the Portfolio Decarbonisation Coalition, the creation of low-carbon indexes, and now the world's biggest green bond fund. He talks to Peter Cripps

Impact investing or impact washing?

Impact investing or impact washing?

Insurers say they can find financial value in ESG investing, but they have to be wise to investments that don't deliver on their stated goals. And while ESG can mean different things to different stakeholders, a push for standardisation is not always welcome, according to panellists at Insurance Asset Risk's 2018 EMEA conference. Vincent Huck reports

Green bond Comment, June: A win-win product?

Green bond Comment, June: A win-win product?

Green bond enthusiasts received a sharp 'reality check' last month, when they heard that Hiro Mizuno, chief investment officer of the world's largest pension fund, regards them as a "lose-lose product".

How covered green bonds can help deliver NDCs

How covered green bonds can help deliver NDCs

A 'prototype' covered green bond has been prepared that could help developing countries meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement. Junji Hatano explains.

World's top insurers stalling on climate change drive

World's top insurers stalling on climate change drive

While insurers are increasingly aware of environmental risks which might impact both sides of their balance sheet, new research has found that their investment strategies are not in line with the Paris Agreement. The research was published the same week Royal Dutch Shell held its AGM and shareholders, including some large insurers, were asked to vote on a climate resolution. Did they stand up to the test? Paul Walsh and Vincent Huck report

Australia faces mounting climate policy challenge

Australia faces mounting climate policy challenge

Climate policy has long been the subject of bitter political feuds in Australia, leaving the country grappling with policy change every electoral cycle. What does climate action in Australia look like this year? Katie Kouchakji reports