Financials

A Wall Street sign near the New York Stock Exchange
Asia-Pacific, Europe, Financials, US
May 23, 2024

In Charts: Apac investors’ growing focus on climate change is a global exception

Survey by Robeco highlights waning interest in climate change investment in North America
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Esma’s premises in Paris
EU, Financials, Policy & Regulation
May 15, 2024

Esma guidelines on sustainability rules for European funds deemed ‘vague’

The European financial markets regulator’s replacement of the 50% threshold with ‘a commitment to invest meaningfully’ in sustainability elicits confusion
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Zurich. The TAI says existing guidelines, including the Swiss Stewardship Code and the UK Stewardship Code, do not set specific formats for disclosing stewardship resourcing, so “publicly available stewardship reports seldom provide useful and comparable insights” (Photo: Pascal Mora/Bloomberg)
Asset Management, Financials, Knowledge Hub
May 14, 2024

Global investment industry ‘needs to double’ stewardship resources

The investment industry dedicates around 5 per cent of its resources to stewardship, estimates the non-profit Thinking Ahead Institute
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Finance, Financials
May 13, 2024

Smaller banks increasingly involved in fossil fuel financing, study finds

JPMorgan and other big banks continue to dominate fossil fuel financing, but an apparent new trend is the ‘stepping in’ of smaller lenders into deals...
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Climate Finance, Europe, Financials, UK
May 2, 2024

Investors urge HSBC to set green finance targets at AGM

An investor coalition with $892bn in assets under management wants greater transparency from HSBC
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Data, Financials
May 2, 2024

In Charts: Climate change will impact medium-term investments, say institutional investors

Nearly a quarter of institutional investors surveyed by the Stanford-MSCI Sustainability Institute do not believe climate risks are reflected in asset prices
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Climate solution funds, invested in areas such as electric vehicles, were among those impacted by high interest rates and inflation © Getty Images
Clean Tech, Data, Finance, Financials
April 22, 2024

In Charts: Redemptions drag global climate fund flows to lowest level in four years

Global flows into climate funds were valued at $40bn in 2023, accounting for more than half of flows into all funds
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Containerships loading in port, emissions
Financials, Knowledge Hub
April 11, 2024

Insurers should account for all Scope 3 emissions, says Finance Watch

Underwriting activities are commonly omitted from insurers’ recorded Scope 3 emissions, says non-profit Finance Watch
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TotalEnergies headquarters and logo
Energy, Financials, Knowledge Hub
April 10, 2024

Investors and banks urged not to provide TotalEnergies with new debt financing

Fifty-eight non-profits have signed letters sent to investors and banks with exposure to TotalEnergies
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Electricity pylons near wind turbines in Austria
Energy, EU, Financials, Knowledge Hub
April 9, 2024

EU’s €2.5tn energy infrastructure investment gap needs to be filled by 2050

Regulatory changes would help increase the financial appeal of decarbonisation, the member-based European Round Table for Industry argues
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Solar panel installation
Finance, Financials, Policy & Regulation, UK
April 8, 2024

Rocky markets and bumper ‘sin stock’ returns push investors away from impact investing

Governments could do more to encourage investors to put their money in companies trying to create a positive social or environmental impact Market instability and strong investment returns from so-called...
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