April 22, 2013
IFC expects to issue at least $1 billion in green bonds a year to support private sector investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and other climate-friendly sectors.
January 28, 2013
Eliminating tax breaks and inefficient subsidies for fossil fuels could reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, improve public finances and provide resources for other policy priorities, according to two new OECD reports.
January 04, 2013
Decision-makers need to understand the emissions impacts associated with GHG mitigation policies and goals in order to evaluate effectiveness, make sound decisions, and assess progress.
December 01, 2012
A new OECD report identifies some of the barriers hampering private investors from investing in green infrastructure and suggests what governments can do to help business to go green.
November 13, 2012
A new report explores the preparedness of the accounting profession to respond to declining natural capital and investigates the concept of materiality and how it is used to identify issues for management and disclosure.
October 02, 2012
A new Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) analysis shows that S&P 500 companies are making significant strides in both transparency and progress towards carbon goals when compared to the Global 500
September 05, 2012
A new report says the UK is successfully building the green economy by creating long term market incentives for green goods and services and is achieving its ambitious environmental targets.
August 14, 2012
The Equator Principles (EP) Association has released the draft of the updated Equator Principles (EP III) for stakeholder consultation and public comment. The EP is a risk framework for identifying, assessing, and managing environmental and social risks in Project Finance.
July 23, 2012
A University of California study shows that average stock prices increased nearly half a percent in the days following emissions related announcements, with larger gains for smaller companies.
July 23, 2012
Creeping environmental, social and governance risks a threat to financial stability, says new report. Efforts to shield the economy from volatility must be extended to include emerging sources of instability in the environmental, social, and governance realms.