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Fixed Income & ESG featuring the Green Bonds Europe conference

Environmental Finance is holding the Fixed Income & ESG featuring the Green Bonds Europe conference on 17 June in London. As the green market has developed, Environmental Finance has been there every step of the way, reporting and shaping the conversations to drive the market forward: They covered...

Happy Hour with Finance Matters and Humans in Finance

Join the Finance Matters and Humans in Finance communities for an end of year happy hour for purpose-driven finance professionals.  This is an opportunity to connect with likeminded individuals from across financial services who are interested in exploring how finance can better serve people and planet. Join...

BEYOND TRADE-OFFS: Investor perspectives from across the continuum of impact investing

As impact investing grows, investors are beginning to better understand the relationship between risk, return, and impact. Beyond Trade-offs is a series that includes research from the Economist Intelligence Unit on the factors driving this growth, and perspectives from leading investors who have moved beyond the trade-off debate to...

Ethical Finance 2018: Regaining Trust and Demonstrating Impact

The Global Ethical Finance Initiative is a leading international platform emanating from Edinburgh that convenes the world’s foremost business, political and other leaders of society to network, share, co-develop and shape a fairer, more sustainable financial system. Edinburgh will host a series of ethical finance...

Chartered Banker Institute launches new Green Finance Certificate

The Chartered Banker Institute has launched the world's first professional qualification in green finance: The Green Finance Certificate.  Finance Matters’ partners The Finance Innovation Lab are proud to have authored the textbook for the course, which covers: The scientific background to green finance, including climate change and...

Banks join fight against climate change

Bloomberg reports that several of Europe’s biggest banks have announced new sustainable finance initiatives, representing the growing willingness of financial institutions to get involved in climate action. Examples mentioned include a sustainable investing strategy at UBS, a colour-coded risk ranking related to the environmental credentials...

Government announces launch of Green Finance Institute

In his annual Mansion House speech last Thursday 21 June, the Chancellor Philip Hammond announced that the government will establish a new Green Finance Institute, co-funded with the City of London Corporation. The Institute is tasked with developing the UK’s green finance market but has...

UNEP Finance Inquiry releases final report

On 31 March, the UN Environment Programme Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Finance System came to the completion of its mandate. The Inquiry, launched in 2014, aimed to advance options to align the financial system with sustainable development, and spurred the development of...

Green Finance Taskforce publishes recommendations

The Green Finance Taskforce has published its report to UK Government, with 30 recommendations aiming to unlock private finance to support the transition to a low-carbon economy. The recommendations are grouped around ten overarching themes, including: Creating a unified brand for green finance in the UK Launching a...

EU releases new Action Plan on Sustainable Finance

The European Commission has released its new Action Plan on Sustainable Finance, following the publication of its High-Level Expert Group’s recommendations for supporting the sector. The Action Plan has three main aims: reorient capital flows towards sustainable investment manage financial risks stemming from climate change, environmental degradation...

Is the EU about to launch a ‘green’ assets classification system?

Earlier this year, the European Commission's High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance published its final recommendations, including a call for Europe to create a robust classification system for 'green' or 'sustainable' investments. Now it's reported that EU finance ministers have accepted the need for a classification system, according...

Green finance group call on EU to stop funding fossil fuels

13 July, the EU’s high-level group on sustainable finance published its interim report  prompting the European Union to stop all public funding for fossil fuel industries such as coal, oil and gas. The upcoming revision of the EU’s multi-annual budget is “a significant opportunity” to increase investments in clean...