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Green finance: Financing environmental benefits

February 2019 (Magazine)By

Green finance is drawing huge interest in light of climate change, but it needs to be about more than financial returns

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Why FRR doesn’t invest in green bonds – for now

February 2019 (Magazine)By Pirkko Juntunen

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

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Alecta: a Swedish investor’s green bond learning curve

February 2019 (Magazine)By Pirkko Juntunen

Alecta, the largest occupational pension provider in Sweden, with SEK874bn (€85.4bn) in assets, now invests SEK31.4bn in green bonds.

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Infrastructure: Joining the dots on green projects

February 2019 (Magazine)By Elisabeth Jeffries

Lack of a co-ordinated policy is hindering climate-friendly infrastructure investment

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Ocean finance: In search of blue returns

February 2019 (Magazine)By Elisabeth Jeffries

Attention on polluted seas is leading to discussions about how to marshal capital to clean them up

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China: The greening of China

February 2019 (Magazine)By Florence Chong

China plans to invest more than $6trn in green power and clean tech in the next two decades

Leading viewpoint: 2019's green investment picture

February 2019 (Magazine)By

Lack of standards is not hindering green bond issuance. Pressure on corporates to finance the energy transition will intensify

Green bond funds: Mixed climate for European funds

February 2019 (Magazine)By

Assets are up, but performance is down

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ESMA advises against explicit ESG analysis mandate for credit rating agencies

Mon, 22 Jul 2019By

Watchdog says credit rating agencies should stay focused on creditworthiness, but transparency of how they consider ESG factors could be improved to help investors 

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Mixed pension fund response to Swedish government green bonds plan

Mon, 22 Jul 2019By

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

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​Nordic roundup: Alecta ramps up robotics ahead of 2023 ITP bid

Fri, 19 Jul 2019By

Sweden’s biggest pension fund reports H1 results, while Denmark’s PFA puts €180m into Dutch green bonds

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PostNL reduces equity carbon footprint through shift to best-in-class

Tue, 9 Jul 2019By

€8.4bn Dutch scheme for postal staff said the change lifted its equity returns by one percentage point 

Rhian-Mari Thomas, CEO, Green Finance Institute

Interview: Rhian-Mari Thomas, Green Finance Institute

Fri, 5 Jul 2019By Elisabeth Jeffries

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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