The Energy Charter Treaty, which gives oil and gas companies a route to suing governments, is increasingly hindering climate policy reform, say campaigners. And it is not the only agreement of its type.
The multilateral finance institution is developing a renewable energy platform that it aims to list in London to lure more investment to Africa. Capital Monitor spoke to two top executives about the plans.
For natural resources such as air, water and soil to be regulated, there needs to be a way of valuing them. Governments are grappling with this issue as investors focus increasingly on SDG 15: Life on Land.
Industry participants welcome aspects of the EU's proposals – which were leaked last week and are due for official release tomorrow – but question, given the political landscape, whether they will materialise. Tackling greenwashing remains contentious.
Norway’s local government financing agency, Kommunalbanken, is helping reduce the country’s heavy economic reliance on fossil fuels through its long-standing and fast-growing green lending programme.
With many classified funds containing questionable stocks, the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation is upsetting asset managers who feel their focus on impact is being undermined as a result.
With the June joining of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board and the International Integrated Reporting Council, the head of the combined entity argues that more agreement on ESG reporting standards is getting closer, but regulation is needed.
The head of the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) is calling on the government to put its money where its mouth is on green initiatives, starting with reversing cuts to international aid.
Assessing the climate risk of government debt is tricky for investors. A new initiative backed by the retirement schemes of telecoms firm BT and the Church of England is working on a solution. They give Capital Monitor the lowdown.
The new Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive seeks to help set a global standard for ESG disclosure. Capital Monitor looks at the implications for corporates, investors and, ultimately, capital flows.
European proposals on ESG fund distribution are sparking worries about mis-selling, market fragmentation and, as a result, potentially reduced flows into such products.
A $3.8bn loan raised by the Saudi government-owned Red Sea Development Company for a tourism development is long on ambition but short on green detail.