UK regulators ratchet up pressure on banks over climate change

The Bank of England announced on Monday a consultation on a package of measures to tighten its scrutiny of banks’ and other financial firms’ readiness for climate change. The Bank’s approach is gradualist, but it is signalling clearly that firms must take the financial risks from climate change seriously, and that regulation in this area will be ramped up.

  • By Jon Hay
  • 15 Oct 2018

Regulators around the world increasingly realise that climate change presents serious financial threats, both from direct physical perils such as rising sea levels and extreme weather, and from the economic transition that will be required if climate change is to be warded off.

Because the financial system sits ...

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Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 HSBC 3,144.90 28 5.67%
2 BNP Paribas 3,126.31 17 5.64%
3 Citi 2,954.69 13 5.33%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2,745.20 18 4.95%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 2,379.44 19 4.29%