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. Contact Polly at: polly.bindman [at]

“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 presidency hails “historic” victory as nations agree Loss and Damage Fund on day one

COP28 President Sultan Al Jaber hails the agreement as “historic”, as it is the first time a decision has been adopted on day one of any COP.

Weekly data: the top ten countries for investment in new lithium-ion battery projects

GlobalData analysis reveals that the US is catching up with China when it comes to investment in the lithium-ion battery project pipeline.

Shuffling deckchairs on the Titanic: is ESG a redundant concept?

Institutions across the globe have welcomed the ISSB’s much-anticipated inaugural global sustainability standards. However, some industry experts warn that too much focus on standardising data could distract from the urgent need to decarbonise.

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. However, just how far the reactionary movement could hinder the energy transition is unclear.

Why repowering is key to hitting the UK’s onshore wind targets

The UK government has decided to overturn its effective ban on new onshore wind farms, but clearer guidance on repowering will be key to reaching net zero.

How much is the UK government really spending on its new insulation plans?

Recent government announcements of new funding for insulation suggest the UK is finally starting to take energy efficiency seriously – but how significant are the new plans in light of past failures?

How central banks could help close the green investment gap

Updating central banks’ policy toolkits could prevent rising interest rates from curtailing much-needed green investment.