ESG / Sustainable & Responsible Investment

Asset Owners & Managers, Ratings Agencies

Standards and Investments in Sustainable Agriculture   
April 08, 2022
Source: ReliefWeb - At a time when sustainable investments are increasingly sought, new research shows that farmers adopting voluntary sustainability standards (VSSs) – such as Bonsucro and Fairtrade – can lower financial risks and potentially...
Citi Launches Sustainable Trade and Working Capital Loans   
April 06, 2022
Source: Pymnts - Citi has launched sustainable trade and working capital loans in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Latin America (LATAM), and Asia Pacific (APAC) regions, the banking giant said in a news release.
World Bank Approves $341 Million Loan to Turkey for 'Green' Agriculture   
April 01, 2022
Source: U.S. News - The World Bank said on Wednesday it had approved a loan of $341.27 million as part of a project to support Turkey's agricultural sector and encourage the use of "climate-smart technologies."
Study: Most Entrepreneurs Will Skip Money from Investors Who Fall Short on Sustainability   
March 31, 2022
Source: Inc. - Polling both entrepreneurs and investors from the United States, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, China, and France, the research found that more than two-thirds of respondents rank an investor's sustainability practices as a key...
Laying the foundation for sustainable infrastructure investing   
March 29, 2022
Source: City Wire Selector(free registration) - Article 8 infrastructure funds raked in over €3bn in inflows over 2021. AA-rated Pragna Shere and Citywire’s Nisha Long explain why the sector is set for a decade-long renovation wave.
World Bank extends $180 million loan to Morocco to support sustainable agriculture   
March 28, 2022
Source: North Africa Post - The Board of Directors of the World Bank approved Saturday a $180 million loan to Morocco to finance investment projects in resilient and sustainable agriculture in the Kingdom.
HSBC Asset Management Bolsters Sustainability & Responsible Investing Teams   
March 28, 2022
Source: Hubbis - In the newly created role of Head of Sustainability Implementation & Assurance, Laëtitia will focus on creating and delivering market-leading assurance frameworks for HSBC AM’s sustainability commitments to customers and industry...
The real answer to our sustainable energy needs   
March 25, 2022
Source: DiEM25 - Whether wind, solar, gas or nuclear, incentivising private finance is not going to solve climate change. The latest furore over EU sustainability labels misses the point. We need more sustainable public investment and less...
'Sustainable' funds are no more green than traditional products, study finds   
March 18, 2022
Source: Reuters - Investment funds that market themselves as sustainable under European rules get similar levels of “green revenues” through the companies they invest in as traditional funds, according to a new study published on Thursday.
U.S. SEC warns brokers to 'remain vigilant' to market, counterparty risk   
March 15, 2022
Source: Reuters - In a rare public warning, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday told broker-dealers and other market participants to "remain vigilant to market and counterparty risk" amid heightened volatility and global...
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