Sector Focus

Sector Focus

Battery industry inches towards better sustainability with launch of passport

January 19, 2023
The Global Battery Alliance says its initiative can track the environmental and social...
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Capital Flows, Sector Focus

Gfanz slammed for continuing to support fossil fuel expansion

January 18, 2023
A report by Reclaim Finance calls on Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net...
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Sector Focus

What will 2023 hold for climate activism?

January 17, 2023
Climate campaigning reached feverish levels in 2022. Viral videos of motorway and...
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Sector Focus

World’s biggest asset managers accused of blocking ESG shareholder proposals

January 17, 2023
Non-profit ShareAction says lack of support by BlackRock and other major firms...
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Sector Focus

Natural catastrophes drive up reinsurance premium rates

January 16, 2023
Reinsurers are being forced to increase premium rates, invest in modelling and...
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Policy & Regulation, Sector Focus

UK proposes lower emissions limit for new oil and gas plants from 2034

January 10, 2023
The UK government has opened a consultation into its ‘capacity market’, with...
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Sector Focus

South America braces for surge in offshore wind projects

10/01/2023
Brazil and Colombia are lining up energy projects that would provide hundreds of gigawatts of power, and come to life without the need for governmental subsidies. All along South America’s... Read more
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Comment, Sector Focus

Indonesia eyes ditching coal to become sustainable battery hub

04/01/2023
Indonesia’s investment minister Bahlil Lahadalia discusses the country’s outlook for electric vehicles amid big-ticket investments. For years, Indonesia has missed a trick. It has the world’s biggest nickel reserves, at... Read more
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Comment, Sector Focus

Northvolt continues to charge up its growth ambitions

04/01/2023
The Swedish battery manufacturer has used a range of capital raising structures since 2017 to fund its expansion. In July 2022, Northvolt issued a $1.1bn convertible bond to finance the... Read more
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Sector Focus

Female tech talent initiative gains traction with UK banks

21/12/2022
Starling Bank and Lloyds Banking Group are the latest financial institutions to sign up to UK female tech talent initiative Code First Girls, joining 26 other financial institutions seeking to... Read more
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Sector Focus

Selling ‘sustainable’ cities in the sand

13/12/2022
From Masdar to The Line, why do Gulf Cooperation Council countries keep building new cities? On the drive to Masdar City, visitors are surrounded by arid desert on both sides.... Read more
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