Some of the world's largest banks have made hundreds of billions of dollars in commitments to sustainable financing, with many pledging to align their portfolios with the goals of the Paris Agreement. Christopher Marchant asks whether these commitments are impactful
No matter who wins the US election, it won't be the federal government, says John Streur
After a significant jump in green bond issuance in 2019, the KfW capital markets head tells Ahren Lester they still expect 2020 issuance to hit €8 billion and that 'greeniums' have persisted - but don't expect any social or sustainability-linked bonds from the development bank.
Discuss the current ESG trends in fixed income and share ideas on how to drive the market forward at the original hub for green, social and sustainability bond issuers and investors.
The winners of the inaugural IMPACT Awards have been announced
CBA's sustainability linked-loan to Australia's Wesfarmers broke new ground - and scooped Environmental Finance's Social inclusion/community development IMPACT deal of the year. Mark Nicholls reports
Elvira Lefting, managing director of impact asset manager Finance in Motion, explains why there is no substitute for local knowledge and technical expertise when it comes to delivering environmental and social impact at scale
Winner of the IMPACT Private debt provider and asset manager (small) awards, investment firm SAIL Ventures is focused on transforming emerging market commodity supply chains. Chief investment officer Johnny Brom and Head of Impact and ESG Michael Schlup explain
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*Issuance of green, social and sustainability bonds in the third quarter of 2020 jumped almost doubled that of Q3 2019, due in part to the increased number of bonds issued with a value of $2 billion or more (the number has risen five-fold from three in Q3 2019 to fifteen in Q3 2020). The increase coincides with social and sustainability bonds taking up a larger share of issuance and the market's adoption of ICMA's 2020 Sustainability-linked Bond Principles.
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Following their recently upgraded climate pledge, senior Chinese officials have given renewed backing to a national emissions trading system (ETS), reigniting hopes it will soon be built and be more ambitious, writes Ahren Lester
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