Analysis

  • 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

  • NBIM: 'The key improvement we would like to see is transparency'

    26 January 2024

    How should the ESG ratings market be regulated? Norges Bank Investment Management's Elisa Cencig fields questions from Environmental Finance.

  • Helping banks measure the carbon savings of energy efficiency projects

    25 January 2024

    The quality and tradability of energy saving assets depends on the quality of the measurement and verification process, writes Denis Tanguay

  • Austria: Greenium justified as there is 'no free lunch' for investors

    23 January 2024

    Up to 60 people work on Austria's green bond reporting, Markus Stix tells Ahren Lester