EU seeks views on encouraging private sustainable investments

The European Commission has launched a consultation on how best to encourage sustainable investments. It is seeking views on how asset managers and institutional investors could include environmental, social and governance factors when making decisions on investments. The Commission says that would help them allocate capital more efficiently by taking into account sustainability risks, rather […]

Millennials ‘driving sustainable investment growth’

A younger generation of investors are leading the growth in sustainable investing. According to a new survey of 1,000 investors by Morgan Stanley, three quarters of individual investors and 86% of millennial investors said they were interested in sustainable investing. While the figures are consistent with figures from 2015, which registered 71% and 84% respectively, […]

Green bond issuance up 75% in first quarter

Green bond issuance in the first quarter of 2017 was 75% higher than the same period a year before. That’s according to a new report from Moody’s Investors Service, which said the figure of $29.5 billion (£23bn) was largely due to a $7.5 billion (£5.9bn) offering from France in January. The investment firm said the country’s green bond […]

Fresh round of green investment hits Europe

A sustainable innovation engine has launched its latest investment round for Europe. InnoEnergy hopes the sixth year of its programme will continue to help discover, support and launch the next revolutionary technologies needed for a low carbon energy transition. Successful applicants with proven concepts will be connected with InnoEnergy’s network of industry experts, businesses and […]