News & Analysis

The latest developments in sustainable finance: UK banks asked to stop financing fossil fuels; Aussie super funds given go-ahead for impact investment.
UK’s financial watchdog announces formation of independent working group overseen by ICMA and IRSG.
Regulator reverses Trump-era rules that limit how workplace pensions can address ESG issues.
Manager proposes alternate funding sources for sovereigns in restructuring, with possible ESG-linked step downs.
The latest ESG movers and shakers: PRI chief signatory relations officer resigns; Neha Coulon re-joins JPMorgan EMEA as MD and head of ESG.
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Morningstar says just 18% of current Article 8 funds would meet criteria proposed by EU financial markets regulator.
However, investors and NGOs praise progress in the Parliament.
ESAs publish Q&A on bloc’s anti-greenwashing legislation, SFDR, including a clarification around Article 9 funds.
The latest developments in ESG-related funds: AEP II reaches over $330m in first close, EIP closes oversubscribed fund at $485m.
CA100+ is consulting with philanthropic donors on phase 2, but concerns remain that some investors may not be pulling their weight.

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