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ESG is essential for emerging market energy companies

ESG is essential for emerging market energy companies

While the appetite for green investment is rapidly growing, the chances of securing the necessary investment on reasonable terms are significantly increased if your business strategy is supported by a high ESG rating, says Aleksandr Kucherenko

EU Taxonomy has 'messed up' buildings criteria

EU Taxonomy has 'messed up' buildings criteria

The draft criteria for the pioneering EU 'green list' has introduced a "big problem" for the market for green property bonds, Climate Bonds Initiative boss Sean Kidney tells Ahren Lester

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Impact Investing - what's all the buzz about?

Impact Investing - what's all the buzz about?

Is impact finance the evolution of ESG investing? We delve deeper in to how impact finance provides investors with exposure to activities that offer targeted, measurable and positive benefit to environment and society.

Aligning with the Paris Agreement: An Index Approach

Aligning with the Paris Agreement: An Index Approach

Institutional investors are under pressure to align their strategies with a maximum global temperature increase of 1.5 degrees C targeted by the Paris Agreement. We examine how they can approach this while respecting other investment constraints.

ESG in Fixed Income Europe 2020 virtual conference recap: Case Studies

Climate-resilient bonds

Climate-resilient bonds

Craig Davies, head of climate resilience investments at EBRD, shares his thoughts on the potential of climate-resilient bonds.

EIB and Amundi's GRECO programme

EIB and Amundi's GRECO programme

Daniel Farchy, equity investment officer at the EIB, and Timothée Jaulin, head of supranational entities coverage at Amundi, discuss how the GRECO programme aims to widen the green credit issuer landscape.

Clear water and biodiversity bonds

Clear water and biodiversity bonds

Inês Faden da Silva, group treasurer at Tideway, outlines how the London-based infrastructure project is financing its huge sewerage infrastructure and clean water plans for the Thames.

Sustainability bonds

Sustainability bonds

David Gregg, head of corporate finance at Yorkshire Water, discusses how Yorkshire Water's capital markets approach is financing sustainability initiatives.

Sustainability-linked loans

Sustainability-linked loans

Gemma Lawrence-Pardew, senior associate director - legal, and Hannah Vanstone, legal associate, both from the Loan Market Association (LMA) explore the rise in sustainability-linked loans.

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EF bond database

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EF bond database

The EF Bond Database is the most comprehensive source of information on the labelled green, social and sustainability bond markets. The database is updated daily, is fully searchable and allows the export of Excel ready tables.

NEW – Green loans added

An extra section has now been added to the Bond Database to accommodate Green Loans and Sustainability-Linked Loans. For more information go to subs@bonddata.org

Covid-19 bond issuance over time

After a significant surge in Covid-19 bonds in April in response to the pandemic the volume of Covid-19 bonds has gradually tapered off, however the value of coronabonds has spiked again in October and November as the European Union issued two record breaking bonds under its EU Sure program worth EUR17 billlion and EUR14 billion.

Between march and 18 November 2020 over $100 billion worth of social and sustainability bonds were issued with a response to Covid-19 as part of its use of proceeds. This accounts for nearly a quarter of the value of green, social, sustainability and sustainability-linked bonds issued during this same period.

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EU carbon market update: 25 November 2020

Short-term fundamentals are mixed, however, a surprise announcement that EUA and EUAA auctions would be delayed to the start of 2021 is a 'game changer' for the medium-term outlook, says Tom Lord

Renewables

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Sustainable energy fund prepares £400m IPO

VH Global Sustainable Energy Opportunities, a closed-ended investment company focused on making sustainable energy infrastructure investments, has announced its intention to launch an initial public offering of shares on the London Stock Exchange.

Carbon

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