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‘Funds must also be categorised into one of three categories: funds which promote environmental or social characteristics; funds with a sustainable investment objective; and all other funds’
How green is my fund?

Green investing has been increasing in popularity in line with the growth in awareness of the impact of climate change and other sustainability issues(...)

Green Bonds  are a natural result of the vast amounts of capital required to facilitate the transition to a more sustainable economy

For all the talk of green bonds they are only a small part of the story when it comes to the way in which financial instruments can tackle climate cha(...)

Kingspan chief executive Gene Murtagh addressing a Kingspan shareholder agm. File photograph: The Irish Times

Insulation maker Kingspan’s shareholders have been urged by a leading investor advisory firm to vote against the first climate action resolution to be(...)

EY’s Derarca Dennis: CFOs may be focused on ‘steadying the ship’. Photograph: EY

Irish-based companies are on track to perform well in the upcoming financial year, despite headwinds emanating from the uncertain economic backdrop, a(...)

A computer-generated image of the offices at 2 Cumberland Place on Fenian Street, Dublin 2.

As more and more companies look to fulfil their environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals, the flight to quality in the office market continues(...)

Gene Murtagh, CEO of Kingspan. The company is forecasting a trading profit of €750m this year. Photograph: Alan Betson

Healthcare group Uniphar, insulation giant Kingspan and life sciences investment company Malin are on track to lead a broad list of advancing Iseq 20 (...)

Eight out of 10 respondents said environmental, social and governance matters are discussed at board level at least once a year. File photograph: Getty

While environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters are being taken more seriously by Irish business leaders, companies are still hesitant about (...)

Ireland’s commissioner, Mairéad McGuinness. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Irish banks will not be unduly affected by new draft European Union laws designed to implement the final piece of the Basel III reforms to solidify th(...)

The EU Taxonomy for sustainable activities defines the objectives and steps to become carbon neutral.

The EU Taxonomy is a new classification system that will help direct investors towards sustainable projects and activities. It sets a common standard(...)

Could we see oil costing $200 a barrel?

Last year, European and North American oil and gas explorers wrote off about $145 billion (€125 billion) of assets on their books, as they abandoned i(...)

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