Biodiversity super-year promises scrutiny

Biodiversity super-year promises scrutiny

This year's landmark convention on biodiversity will put the issue squarely in focus - and will increase scrutiny of financial institutions and large companies. IBAT's Dr Eugenie Regan explains how they can ensure they are managing their biodiversity exposures

Building green markets

Building green markets

Element Markets' Randy Lack talks to Environmental Finance about the opportunities and challenges navigating North America's carbon and renewable fuels markets

The wind in its sails

The wind in its sails

The dramatic expansion of wind power is creating new demand for weather hedging and bringing new users to weatherXchange, says Speedwell co-CEO David Whitehead

Mirova: A natural approach to investment

Mirova: A natural approach to investment

Mirova's Natural Capital Platform is looking to generate attractive returns and positive impact from investments in sustainable agriculture, fisheries and conservation. CEO Philippe Zaouati talks to Environmental Finance

Making an impact

Making an impact

Triodos Investment Management, a fully owned subsidiary of Triodos Bank, has been investing to deliver social and environmental impact for almost four decades. Its chair, Jacco Minnaar, explains how the firm is continuing to raise the bar in a market that is rapidly adopting sustainability as a strategy.

Bringing biodiversity risk into focus

Bringing biodiversity risk into focus

Unanticipated biodiversity exposures can blow budgets, derail projects and shred corporate reputations. That's why a growing number of companies and financial institutions are turning to IBAT's authoritative global biodiversity datasets. Mark Nicholls reports

BNP: Growing in leaps and bounds

BNP: Growing in leaps and bounds

Fresh from scooping several categories in the Green Bond Awards, BNP Paribas' Head of Sustainable Capital Markets Agnes Gourc looks ahead to the next stage of the market's growth.

Amundi: Building a global green bond market

Amundi: Building a global green bond market

Last year, French asset management giant Amundi closed the world's largest green bond fund at $1.42 billion*; a year later, it's beating its performance metrics. Head of institutional and sovereign clients coverage Frederic Samama explains the secrets behind its success.

DKB goes from green to social

DKB goes from green to social

With €77 billion in assets, DKB is one of Germany's top 20 banks, and a leading lender to local authorities and social infrastructure. Armin Hermann, head of treasury, explains the reasoning behind its Social Bond Programme and the bond that won Environmental Finance's 2019 Social Bond of the Year Award.

Making emissions reductions strategically important

Making emissions reductions strategically important

Finding ways to manage and reduce emissions has not been on the forefront of the agendas of European industrials and utilities in the past decades – but this is starting to change. James Atkins and Marc Falguera von Niessen at emissions trading specialist Vertis, reflect on the company’s 20 years in business