Tie banker bonuses to ESG, says Euro Parliament in radical push for green finance

The chances of a profound transformation of financial markets to equip them to fight climate change rose this week, when the European Parliament adopted a bold set of policies that would require investors, banks and companies to take into account their impacts on the environment and society. Bonuses would be linked to sustainability targets.

  • By Jon Hay
  • 08 Nov 2018

The policies are not law yet. They are the Parliament’s position for a three way negotiation, expected to take place early next year, with the European Commission — the EU’s civil service — and the European Council of national governments.

This covers part of the Commission’s Sustainable ...

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Global Green Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 7,730.22 32 6.66%
2 BNP Paribas 7,328.41 37 6.32%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 7,005.73 43 6.04%
4 Citi 6,125.14 30 5.28%
5 HSBC 6,015.28 43 5.18%