smoke from coal-powered plant stacks

11 October, 2019

Better data and consolidated standards needed to drive ESG investing

When investors and their advisers gather there is a single recurring theme that arises again and again: environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing. So it was in Paris this week as the gre...
Mark Carney

8 October, 2019

Mark Carney predicts more action on climate-related risk disclosures

The pressure on companies to provide more and higher quality climate-related risk disclosures is only going to increase, according to the governor of the Bank of England.
climate change

30 September, 2019

Sasja Beslik: global finance industry ‘is the key to a sustainable future’

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wind turbines, climate change, ESG, LGIM

25 September, 2019

PRI policy chief warns that capital markets ‘remain unsustainable’

“We haven’t yet seen the transition necessary,” says Will Martindale, head of policy and research at campaign group Pri...
ESG, environment, sustainability

13 September, 2019

PRI report reveals global shift to national sustainable finance policies

The world’s 50 largest economies have put in place more than 500 policy instruments and 730 hard and soft law revisions to back investors in using “long-term value drivers”, including ESG factor...
BlackRock

26 October, 2018

BlackRock’s sustainable investment ambition

It was probably inevitable, but the fact that the world’s largest fund manager has thrown its weight behind sustainable investing really puts down a marker. [pull-left]“Sustainable investing wi...
European Commission

8 August, 2018

European Commission edges closer to ‘sustainability’ investment rules

Rules that would compel investors to integrate sustainability risks into their decision-making have taken another step closer to being imposed. The European Commission has called for advice on the ...
climate change

29 November, 2017

Are directors courting legal action by keeping quiet on climate risk?

In the UK, as in many other countries, directors are legally required to consider material financial risks facing their business, and to report these risks in their corporate disclosures. This can oft...
Palais Brongniart

9 November, 2017

ICGN Paris conference will focus on developments in Europe

The last conference of the 2017 ICGN events calendar will be held in Paris on 6 and 7 December at the Palais...
coal-fired power station, sustainable finance

21 July, 2017

Investors need carbon exposure stress-test, says think-tank

Financial institutions should be stress-tested for their exposure to "carbon-intensive assets", according to a report from the Brussels-based think-tank Bruegel. In a report based on the work of th...