Green finance is drawing huge interest in light of climate change, but it needs to be about more than financial returns
While the French pension reserve fund has embraced and integrated the sustainability agenda in its investment strategies and was one of the first to incorporate climate change into its portfolio, it does not invest in green bonds
Alecta, the largest occupational pension provider in Sweden, with SEK874bn (€85.4bn) in assets, now invests SEK31.4bn in green bonds.
Lack of a co-ordinated policy is hindering climate-friendly infrastructure investment
Attention on polluted seas is leading to discussions about how to marshal capital to clean them up
China plans to invest more than $6trn in green power and clean tech in the next two decades
Lack of standards is not hindering green bond issuance. Pressure on corporates to finance the energy transition will intensify
Watchdog says credit rating agencies should stay focused on creditworthiness, but transparency of how they consider ESG factors could be improved to help investors
Financial markets minister Per Bolund says investors will play a ‘central role’ in the green transition as government sets out plan to issue debt by next year
Sweden’s biggest pension fund reports H1 results, while Denmark’s PFA puts €180m into Dutch green bonds
€8.4bn Dutch scheme for postal staff said the change lifted its equity returns by one percentage point
As part of London Climate Action Week the UK government has launched the Green Finance Institute, led by Barclays’ former green banking chief Rhian-Mari Thomas
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