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  • Tesco PF targets US with credit card mandate

    Tesco Personal Finance, the lending arm of the UK supermarket, is targeting US demand with a new dollar mandate from its Delamare credit card ABS shelf.

    • 31 Oct 2018
  • South Korean bond issuers take charge amid volatility

    South Korean bond issuers have defied a volatile market over the past week or so, selling $2.5bn of offshore bonds and giving a rare bit of good news for debt bankers — who admit they are nervous about the future. Addison Gong reports.

    • 25 Oct 2018
  • Green Climate Fund’s October meeting far better than July stalemate

    The Green Climate Fund’s 21st board meeting, which ended on Saturday in Bahrain, proved far more fruitful than the last one, which produced four days of painful gridlock and failed to agree any new projects. This time, the UN body approved 19 projects totalling $1.04bn.

    • 22 Oct 2018
  • Green finance jolts forward with Bank’s push

    Green finance experts have hailed the Bank of England’s announcement this week that it intends to tighten supervision of financial firms’ climate risks as an important step forward in greening the financial system. But doubts remain as to whether the Bank will push firms far enough, fast enough.

    • 18 Oct 2018
  • PRA’s four part plan for greening finance supervision

    The UK's Prudential Regulation Authority will soon begin supervising banks and insurance companies on their approach to the physical and transition risks of climate change.

    • 18 Oct 2018
  • Generous debt baskets risk loan recovery prospects, says Fitch

    Fitch Ratings said on Tuesday that the increasing ability of leveraged borrowers to add additional debt without investor pushback would adversely affect the recovery rates for lenders in the event of a default.

    • 16 Oct 2018
  • England expects — but how much?

    The Bank of England will steer banks and insurers to think seriously about climate change. This is great news in itself. But what will count is how far the Bank is willing to push them.

    • 16 Oct 2018
  • Actiam tries to sail within planet’s nine boundaries

    Actiam, the Dutch asset manager, has launched what it believes is the first investment strategy built around the nine planetary boundaries — an attempt to describe the ecological limits within which humans can live sustainably on Earth.

    • 15 Oct 2018
  • Hopes of order in chaotic thinking on impact

    As environmental and social “impact” becomes a ubiquitous buzzword in financial markets, the risk of muddle and conflict over what it means has intensified, even giving rise to the term “impact washing”. But efforts to shed light and bring harmony are advancing rapidly, with three major contributions in the space of three weeks.

    • 04 Oct 2018
  • IFC offers Operating Principles to guide impact investing

    The International Finance Corp will launch next week at the World Bank/IMF annual meetings in Bali a set of Operating Principles for Impact Management, which are designed to complement the framework for analysing impact produced by the Impact Management Project.

    • 04 Oct 2018
  • IFC to unveil Operating Principles to guide impact investing

    Work to clarify thinking about impact in investment – meaning its effects on society or the environment – is going on apace. The International Finance Corp will launch next week at the World Bank/IMF annual meetings in Bali a set of Operating Principles for Impact Management, which are designed to complement the framework for analysing impact produced by the Impact Management Project.

    • 03 Oct 2018