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China green bonds: the state and effectiveness of the market

China green bonds: the state and effectiveness of the market

Despite the strong growth in the Chinese green bond market in recent years, analysis by the Climate Policy Initiative's Donovan Escalante and June Choi shows there is still plenty policymakers and investors can do to boost how effective the market becomes

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Biodiversity super-year promises scrutiny

Biodiversity super-year promises scrutiny

This year's landmark convention on biodiversity will put the issue squarely in focus - and will increase scrutiny of financial institutions and large companies. IBAT's Dr Eugenie Regan explains how they can ensure they are managing their biodiversity exposures

Bond Awards 2020

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ESG Data Guide

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2020 UPDATE - ESG Data Directory

Access over 150 products provided by ESG data companies across the world through Environmental Finance's unique directory which has been updated for 2020. The guide details what data is recorded by the different providers and summarises their offerings. The guide is designed to help data users navigate the world of ESG data, and to discover new sources of information.

Taking ESG beyond equities

Investors are increasingly looking to apply ESG analysis into asset classes beyond equities and corporate debt – and FTSE Russell is developing the tools to help them do so, says Sylvain Chateau, head of sustainable investment product management at its parent, the London Stock Exchange Group

Taking the long view on climate data

HSBC’s analysts have been collecting climate data since 2007. Piers Butler and Ashim Paun explain the banks approach, how the data is used, and what comes next

A custom-built approach to ESG

ISS ESG puts a premium on its clients’ ability to customise the ESG data and analytics they can access, its CEO Marija Kramer tells Environmental Finance

A sustainable future post COVID

S&P Global is integrating ESG, climate and SDG datasets and even post-Covid analysis, Richard Mattison, CEO of Trucost, part of S&P Global, tells Environmental Finance

ESG indexes before and after Covid

The Covid pandemic has encouraged ESG index providers to take a broader view of sustainability, Simon Vinatea and Thomas Montagnon of Vigeo Eiris’s index business tell Environmental Finance

Sustainable Investment Awards 2020

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Investing with purpose and prudence

Investing with purpose and prudence

ESG Portfolio Management won Environmental Finance's Multi Asset-Manager of the year award. Christoph Klein explains the firm's philosophy - and how its selection of sustainable companies and DAX put options helped it beat the pandemic crash

Bringing transparency to ESG ratings

Bringing transparency to ESG ratings

Fitch Ratings was awarded Environmental Finance's 2020 award for most transparent credit ratings agency. Andrew Steel, its global head of sustainable finance, explains how the firm has integrated ESG analysis into its ratings process - and what comes next

Concentrating on the low-carbon transition

Concentrating on the low-carbon transition

Ninety One's newly launched Global Environment Fund enjoyed a stellar 2019, and has seen a boost from the EU's green stimulus. Its co-manager Deirdre Cooper explains how a concentrated approach to the low-carbon transition is delivering results

IMPACT

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Welcome to Impact

Welcome to Impact

A new section of the Environmental Finance website has been launched to host the best of our coverage of the rapidly growing impact investing market.

IMPACT Awards 2020

IMPACT Awards 2020

Entries close 16 June. Winners are chosen from the nominations we receive so we encourage everyone to get involved.

Events

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Sustainable Debt Asia

Sustainable Debt Asia

The original networking hub for the green bonds community where ideas are shared and deals are made.

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.

Covid-19 response bonds - lead manager league table

Lead Manager Value of Coronabond Deals ($ M)
Barclays 4394
Credit Agricole CIB 3876
Citigroup 3518
HSBC 2891
Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2693
TD Securities 2600
BNP Paribas 2159
Natixis 2021
BMO Capital Markets 2000
JP Morgan 1741
SEB 1738
Société Générale 1723
Morgan Stanley 1571
Nomura 1245
Goldman Sachs 1100
NatWest 1096
RBC Capital Markets 1063
Deutsche Bank 933
Danske Bank 527

*Data taken from 24 June 2020. Only Covid-19 response bonds labelled Green, Social or Sustainability or follow ICMA's Sustainability Bond Guidelines, Social Bond Principles or Green Bond Principles, or EU Sustainability Finance Taxonomy have been included. Value of deals split evenly among the number of lead managers in the deal.

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Renewables

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