Follow the money, drive the change

Follow the money, drive the change

Climate-risk assessments are the next frontier in future-proofing investments – and the agriculture sector should not be overlooked, says John Davis of South Pole.

Setting a European benchmark

Setting a European benchmark

The European Commission's bold proposals to reform benchmark regulation are designed to increase the flow of green finance and reduce the risk of 'greenwashing'. Michael Hurley asks why change is required

Thoughts on 'SDG bonds'

Thoughts on 'SDG bonds'

A number of 'Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) bonds' have been issued in recent years. Alice Val argues that issuers should not be tempted to target too many goals in their issues

Optimism trumps uncertainty

Optimism trumps uncertainty

The market for carbon offsets remains buoyant, despite regulatory uncertainty. Elena K. Johansson talks to winners of our annual Voluntary Carbon Markets Rankings to find out why.

The growing pains of green bond funds

The growing pains of green bond funds

A lack of size, diversification and awareness are among the main challenges facing the fledgling green bond market, a poll of fund managers has revealed. Molly Wilson reports

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