- Making money greener—the drive towards sustainable finance
- Changing climate, changing priorities
- Identifying green bonds
- First UK SBM and global push
- Regulations remain informal, for now
- GBP voluntary standard
- Climate Bond Standard accreditation
- Investors are developing ‘environment consciences’
- Data–informed decision-making?
- Is the future green and bright?
Banking & Finance analysis: The Paris Agreement on Climate Change has charged the finance sector with the obligation of ‘making finance flows consistent with a pathway towards low greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development’. The industry has responded by launching national and international initiatives to support sustainable development, but how can investors ensure they make the right green investments and how is regulation developing? Nigel Howorth and Clare Burgess, both partners at Clifford Chance, comment on the importance of companies increasing the information they publish on their environmental impact, and what the future holds for the sustainable finance market.
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