Highly polluting companies need trillions of dollars of funding to reduce their carbon emissions. Transition bonds are mooted as one solution, but investors are far from convinced.
UN Sustainable Development Goal 15 figures low on investors’ agenda, while their exposure to at-risk forest companies remains high.
One of the world’s most influential financiers of oil and gas remains reluctant to threaten clients with funding cuts as a means to hit net zero. The US bank argues its investment-led approach to reducing carbon intensity within sector hotspots goes far enough.
Amid criticism of its palm oil business, the agricultural conglomerate has tapped the capital markets with a host of innovative green funding deals.
The US bank has doubled down on efforts to facilitate private capital into sustainable projects in emerging markets. But its year-old development finance institution is so far finding it hard to measure the impact of such deals.
Analysis by Capital Monitor has discovered a small handful of influential investors with significant stakes in companies that dominate the ocean economy. Sadly, improving life below water is not high on many investment agendas.
With an estimated 25 million people in forced labour, hundreds of companies should be identifying human rights abuses every year, yet very few do. Shamefully, investors don't apply enough pressure, while existing regulations lack bite.
A new network of influential bankers has been extraordinarily successful in moving climate change risk management higher up the agenda. We spoke to its secretariat head and Banque de France official Morgan Després on how they did it.
The company's top sustainable finance bankers acknowledge the sector is guilty of not “driving enough capital” to reach net-zero targets, but say huge structural issues are a barrier for change.