ESG and green finance are gaining momentum, driven by international initiatives to tackle climate change and promote sustainable development, growing investor appetite, and the recognition of the critical role which sustainability plays in a resilient global financial system. The effect of this reorientation of capital is beginning to be felt across all asset classes and in all jurisdictions.
Our ESG and green finance webinar series will assist financial institutions, corporates and investors to navigate developments in sustainable finance and in the ESG landscape.
A range of ESG-focused standards are being adopted in the loan market, from green and sustainability-linked loans, to the IFC Performance standards and a new version of the Equator Principles.
The issuance of green bonds is accelerating, not only because this aids diversification of investor pools, but also because of investors' growing intention to implement ESG targets under global initiatives.
ESG in asset management
As demand for environmental, social and governance (ESG) investments increases, we consider what is driving demand, and the implications for asset managers, including changes to their duties and disclosure obligations.
Sustainable finance: Joining the dots
As the global move towards a more sustainable economy gathers pace, and the need to respond to the risks presented by climate change becomes more urgent, regulators and investors are beginning to require that financial institutions assess, monitor and disclose the sustainability of their investments.