Europe optimistic on net zero by 2050, not 2030

In a surprising twist, European investors seem less optimistic than their peers around the world in their businesses meeting net-zero obligations by 2030. ESG Analyst Survey 2023: Mind the Gap, a report from Fidelity International, asked respondents what proportion of their companies they believed were allocating enough capital expenditure to achieve net zero by 2030, […]

Sustainable fund launches from BlackRock and Mediolanum

BlackRock and Mediolanum International Funds (MIFL) have both launched sustainable-oriented funds this week. BlackRock has launched its Global Funds Brown to Green Materials portfolio, which will invest at least 80% of its total assets in the equity securities of companies globally that directly contribute to the transitioning materials theme. Olivia Markham, a portfolio manager at […]

Nordic regions flex their ESG investment muscles

A Nordic-centred deal worth €2.3bn to generate onshore wind power in Finland has been struck. Danish firm Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Finnish company Myrsky Energia have signed a cooperation agreement to build 1,800 MW of wind power in the next decade, according to multiple reports from the region. The construction, it is understood, will take […]

Renewable energy

Europe ‘must invest $32tn’ to meet net-zero by 2050

Europe will need to invest more than $32tn (€29.6trn) in energy and related technology if it wants to achieve a net-zero economy by 2050, according to forecasts by BloombergNEF. As reported by MERCOM India, the average yearly investment into clean energy supply, electric vehicles, heat pumps and sustainable materials has to treble in the 2020s […]

EC and EIB earmark €18bn for climate transition projects

The EC and the EIB are to supply €18bn of financing under Global Gateway, Europe’s investment strategy for partner countries. A statement from the two organisations, released alongside the Global CITIZEN Now Summit in New York, said the investment would be concentrated on climate action, clean energy and connectivity in the continent’s partner countries around […]

SFDR disclosure framework comes under further scrutiny

The European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) have issued a joint consultation paper on the Delegated Regulation of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR). The 158-page report – co-written by the European Banking Authority (EBA), the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) and the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) – contains a raft of proposed […]

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