Engineering company Rolls-Royce Holdings tumbled 8.6 per cent in London as it raised £2 billion from a rights issue. Photograph: PA Wire

European shares retreated from eight-month highs on Thursday as surging coronavirus infections raised doubts about a quicker economic rebound and over(...)

The companies will be ranked using a traffic light system on their approach to climate change, and these rankings will be published on LGIM’s website. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

Irish companies are among the best in the world at adopting climate targets and policies but fall down when it comes to actually curbing emissions, a (...)

Governments are beholden to the fossil fuel industry for three obvious reasons. Photograph: Eric Taylor/Bloomberg

What’s the one indisputable takeaway from the current pandemic? The need to act swiftly and decisively in a crisis. Those who dithered or disputed the(...)

LGIM highlighted Exxon’s ‘persistent refusal’  to disclose its full carbon footprint. Photograph: Jim Young/Reuters

Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), one of the world’s largest fund managers with more than $1.5 trillion (€1.4 trillion) in assets, is (...)

UK asset manager Legal & General Investment Management has become one of the most outspoken financial institutions on climate change. Photograph:  Alessia Pierdomenico/Reuters

Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), one of the world’s largest fund managers with more than £1.2 trillion (€1.4 trillion) in assets, opp(...)

The best performing Irish stock of the day was Ryanair, which finished up 15 per cent.

Global markets rose on Monday, encouraged by a slowdown in coronavirus-related deaths and new cases, though a delay in talks between Saudi Arabia and (...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Mark Abramson/The New York Times

European shares fell again on Friday as economic data showed the region was heading into a deep recession sparked by the Covid-19 pandemic. DUBLIN R(...)

The Nikkei 225 Index on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Photograph: Philip Fong/AFP via Getty

European shares ended at their lowest in nearly two months on Tuesday as concerns over a coronavirus pandemic roiled markets, which had already marked(...)

A logo for Italian energy company Eni is drawn on the ground with the words 'Fake Green' during a protest outside its headquarters. Many governments continue to subsidise the fossil fuel industry, the main emitter of greenhouse gases, on a grand scale. Photograph: Stefano Montesi/Corbis/Getty

Greenwashing: loosely defined as a form of marketing spin to play up one’s green credentials. It’s an accusation typically levelled at companies overe(...)

Earth is on course to experience global warming of between 3.5 and 4 degrees by 2100. This will result in an unparalleled climate catastrophe.  Photograph:  John Giles/PA

Imagine a world where between one and two billion people are exposed to heat and humidity that is consistent with human life expectancy of just six ho(...)

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