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

Building green warehouses - a new frontier for Asia

Building green warehouses - a new frontier for Asia

Green warehouses – which use a variety of climate-friendly approaches to reduce energy use and waste – are set to play a very significant role in both the greening of Asia's building and also in green finance.

LatAm green bonds - Building Momentum

LatAm green bonds - Building Momentum

Latin American green bond issuance has been hesitant in 2018. The green agenda is very much intact, however, and market participants expect a pick-up when market conditions improve, explains Keith Mullin.