All articles by Polly Bindman

Polly Bindman is a data journalist and sustainable finance reporter based in London. She has worked for Capital Monitor and the New Statesman.

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Weekly data: Rise in US anti-ESG policies could cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars

State anti-ESG laws are fast outpacing those supporting environmental or social measures, potentially costing taxpayers $700m reports Polly Bindman

How green bonds could turbocharge the energy transition in 2023

While green bond issuance is expected to accelerate this year following a 2022 downturn, there is a risk that issuers may forgo quality for quantity, reports Polly Bindman

Why banks aren’t taking responsibility for a huge share of their scope 3 emissions

The failure of most banks to account for their facilitated emissions has been labelled a “potentially huge” policy loophole, reports Polly Bindman

How climate denial became the anti-ESG movement 

Vanguard’s recent exit from the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative is more evidence that US Republicans’ anti-ESG movement is having a chilling effect on investors, writes Polly Bindman

How central banks could help close the green investment gap

Polly Bindman assesses the important role central banks can play to optimise green lending

The “Great Reclassification” of sustainable funds

Polly Bindman discusses the ongoing uncertainty around what constitutes a sustainable investment