All articles by Polly Bindman

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.

“There is politics, and there is business; the reality is ESG is good business” – UNEP FI’s Eric Usher 

Energy Monitor talks to Eric Usher, head of the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), about the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) and the next steps for financial institutions transitioning to net zero.

“17 hours” to save climate conference as UAE publishes new COP28 outcome

Latest draft of COP28 Global Stocktake dubbed “incoherent and dangerous” as language on fossil fuel phaseout is removed.

COP28: Six new banks sign up to UNEP FI’s Principles for Responsible Banking

UNEP FI secretary-general Eric Usher tells Energy Monitor that the initiative is growing into a “bigger engine” as five banks from the Middle East and Africa and one from Latin America sign up.

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