Green world

Citi issues nine structured green bonds to finance sustainable development

Wed, 17/04/2019 - 14:08

Citi has issued nine structured green bonds with the proceeds set to be allocated exclusively to finance loans or investments made by Citi for assets or projects that meet Citi’s green bond eligibility criteria.  »

CO2 emissions

World’s first marketplace for CO2 removal launches in bid to reverse climate change

Wed, 17/04/2019 - 13:35

Puro – the world’s first marketplace to kick-start CO2 removal from the atmosphere – has been launched as an internal startup at clean energy provider Fortum.  »

Michael Wilkins, S&P Global Ratings

S&P Global Ratings launches ESG Evaluation

Fri, 12/04/2019 - 09:34

S&P Global Ratings has launched ESG Evaluation, the latest development in the rating agency’s sustainable finance offering, which seeks to improve transparency, disclosure and private-sector engagement with rising environmental, social, and governance concerns. »

Green earth

Fedgroup signs Green Bond Pledge

Mon, 08/04/2019 - 19:42

Independent financial services provider Fedgroup, headquartered in Johannesburg, has announced it signed the Green Bond Pledge, becoming Africa’s first ever signatory.  »

Picture of a green globe

European centres lead Green Finance Index

Thu, 28/03/2019 - 10:41

Amsterdam and London continue to lead the latest global rankings of green financial centres, according to the latest edition of the Global Green Finance Index. Copenhagen, Zurich and Paris are close behind. »

Sebastien Rousotte, Style Research

Style Analytics to offer Sustainalytics ESG research and data to investors

Mon, 25/03/2019 - 10:33

Style Analytics, a provider of factor-based analysis software for investment professionals, has entered into a distribution agreement with Sustainalytics, a specialist in ESG research, ratings and analysis, to serve the rapidly growing demand to integrate ESG considerations into the investment process. »

Handshake

Refinitiv appoints New Head of Sustainable Investing & Fund Ratings 

Wed, 13/03/2019 - 10:54

Refinitiv has appointed Leon Saunders Calvert as Head of Sustainable Investing & Fund Ratings, a newly created role that brings together Refinitiv’s ESG Sustainable Investing and Lipper Fund Ratings businesses to increase focus on unearthing links between sustainable business strategies and financial performance.  »

Colin Moore, Columbia Threadneedle

Columbia Threadneedle adds proprietary responsible investment ratings

Wed, 06/03/2019 - 08:36

Columbia Threadneedle Investments is adding to its research offering with the launch of a responsible investment (RI) ratings system that combines an assessment of a company’s financial stewardship with a view on how well it manages its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risks. »

Carbon footprint

IFM Investors takes steps to cut infrastructure carbon footprint

Mon, 04/03/2019 - 10:18

Global institutional funds manager IFM Investors has released its 2018 Infrastructure Carbon Footprint Report, demonstrating its commitment to reducing emissions and ensuring the firm’s infrastructure assets around the globe are well-positioned to transition to a low carbon future. »

José Luis Jiménez, MAPFRE

MAPFRE invests EUR35 million in green bond issued by BBVA

Thu, 21/02/2019 - 10:12

MAPFRE has invested EUR35 million in a BBVA Group structured green bond, with aw blockchain technology used to negotiate the terms and conditions of the private placement in a six-year term bond linked to the evolution of the five-year euro swap rate. »

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