UK’s First ESG Investing Qualification to Launch Next Month

CFA UK, the UK branch of the global association of investment professionals, will make available the UK's first formal qualification on ESG...

Duke Realty Becomes First Industrial REIT to Issue Green Bond

Duke Realty Corporation, a logistics property REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) in the US, has closed a US$400 million green bond offering...

Consumer Goods Firms Are Failing: Industry-Wide 2020 Deforestation Target Now ‘Impossible’

The world’s global consumer goods companies, including Kraft and Mondelez, will fail to achieve sustainable consumption and production by 2030, and industry commitments to...

Islamic Development Bank Commits US$1bn in Green Financing, Plans Green Bond

The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), a Saudi Arabia-based multilateral development finance institution focused on islamic finance, has partnered with the European Investment...

In Other News…

Welcome to your end-of-week round-up for October 21-25, 2019, bringing you the 'best of the rest' - all the top stories that didn't make it onto the front page this week. Lots of solar financing action, some good news on ESG ratings, the EU taxonomy debate drags on, green bond issuance tops US$200bn, and UK politicians cause a ruckus.

European Investment Bank to End Fossil Fuel Financing by 2021

In one of the biggest steps forward this year in the field of sustainable finance, the European Investment Bank (EIB), the non-profit...

INSIGHT: Fixed Income Focus with Pimco’s Olivia Albrecht

The world’s biggest bond manager with over US$1.7 trillion in assets under management, Pimco is one of the heavyweights of the investment...

Credit Suisse Targets Millennial Behaviour with Latest ESG Fund Launch

Credit Suisse has partnered with Lombard Odier to launch a Responsible Consumer Fund tracking the UN's 12th Sustainable Development Goal: 'Responsible Consumption...

Kyoto Considers Green Bond Issuance

The Japanese city of Kyoto may follow in Tokyo's footsteps with a possible green bond issuance to finance ESG projects, according to...

Central Banks Must Issue Green if They Want to Buy Green

This week saw good news from Sweden as its central bank committed to selling off bonds in its portfolio that had a...

Sweden’s Central Bank Rejects Carbon Contributors in Major Move

The Riksbank, Sweden's apex bank and the oldest central bank in the world, is embarking on a sale of bonds for climate...

New ESG Funds for Kairos in Bid to Strengthen Asset Management Business

Kairos, the Italian subsidiary of Julius Baer, has widened its investment strategy with the launch of two new thematic funds, KIS ActivESG...

Competition is Intensifying for Alternative Asset Managers – Could ESG Strategies Save the Day?

With more investors increasing allocations to private equity and other alternative asset classes, largely at the expense of traditional hedge fund offerings,...

Singapore Revives ESG Ambitions With US$2bn Green Finance Injection

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will invest US$2 billion into ESG-focused public market investment strategies through a new Green Investment Programme...

New Impact Investing TV Channel Launched at London Digital Impact Week

Fintech Worldwide today announced a partnership with the New York based Molinari Media to launch TheIMPACT television and social media platform. TheIMPACT...

INSIGHT: BCAM’s Lauren Compere Calls for a Radical Transformation of the Banking Sector

Despite an explosion of risk assessment tools and green banking industry initiatives in recent years, real and practical change in the financial sector is...

GPIF and EBRD Launch Initiative to Promote Green and Social Bonds

Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), the world's biggest pension fund, has partnered with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)...

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