• CBI certification 'very difficult' for Japanese transition bonds

    18 July 2024

    Japan has confirmed it is not looking to certify its upcoming transition bonds with the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) due to challenges posed by its diverse framework, including around funding innovative start-ups.

  • Sustainable Debt Round-up: EBRD, Netherlands, Gunvor ... and more

    17 July 2024
  • Green bonds and biodiversity: a challenge and an opportunity

    17 July 2024

    Greater transparency will make it easier to steer capital towards the theme of biodiversity, which is so essential to securing the sustainability of our economic activity, writes Louis Wuyam

  • Investors have 'strong preference' for Capex over Opex in sustainable bonds

    17 July 2024

    Fixed income investors still have a "strong preference" for sustainable bonds focused on capital expenditure (Capex) rather than operational expenditure (Opex), according to a survey by the International Capital Market Association (ICMA).

  • Offset-heavy Eni SLB target 'one to watch' for 2024, says AFII

    16 July 2024

    The surprisingly high use of carbon offsets by Italian oil major Eni in its progress towards its carbon emissions target has created an interesting litmus test for issuer and investor behaviours around sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs),...

  • BBVA Colombia and IFC launch 'world's first' biodiversity bond

    15 July 2024

    BBVA Colombia and the International Finance Corporation have issued the first tranche of a $70 million bond to address the drivers of biodiversity loss.

  • Environmental Finance publishes second Sustainable Loans Insight

    15 July 2024

    Environmental Finance has published its Sustainable Loans Insight (SLI) 2024 report, the second edition of its free-to-read sustainable lending analysis and discussion report.

  • Climate change adaptation has 'picked up' in sustainable bond market

    15 July 2024

    The identification of 'climate change adaptation' use-of-proceeds in sustainable bonds has "picked up" over the last couple of years, according to Environmental Finance Data (EF Data).

  • Sovereign sustainable bond issuance 'on track' for another record year

    15 July 2024

    Sovereign sustainable bonds are "on track" for another record year of issuance in 2024 after another strong quarter with a record-breaking market share, according to Environmental Finance Data.

  • New UK government urged to 'improve credibility' of green bond programme

    12 July 2024

    The new UK government has been urged to provide greater use-of-proceeds clarity and outline a "comprehensive" medium-term green financing strategy to improve the credibility of future green bond issuances from the major sovereign issuer, according to a think tank.