'Watered down' sustainable bond commitments a 'big problem'
Issuers presenting weak commitments and project specificity with their sustainable bond issues are a "big problem" - especially for social bonds - and emphasises the importance of starting with issuer-level sustainability analysis, according to PGIM.
ESG-dilutive acquisitions becoming a 'deal-breaker'
M&A deals are no longer just about earnings per share, Trisha Taneja tells Ahren Lester
Banks call on EU to provide transition plan guidelines
Banks have called on the EU to catch-up with other jurisdictions - in particular, the UK and Japan - by providing guidance on transition plans and finance.
LMA publishes 'vital' sustainability-linked loan drafting model
The Loan Market Association (LMA) has released a model legal text to support the drafting of sustainability-linked loans, which it described as a "vital" tool for the fast-growing market.
Exclusive: Western Australia plans to raise AUD1bn in green bond debut
Western Australian Treasury Corporation (WATC) is intending to raise at least AUD1 billion ($667 million) from a debut 10-year green bond, the municipal issuer told Environmental Finance.
Western Australia plans sustainable bond debut by June
Western Australian Treasury Corporation (WATC) is planning to issue its inaugural sustainable bond by the end of June, the borrowing authority for the Australian state said as it published its framework.
Romania prepares for 2023 sovereign sustainable bond debut
Romania is preparing to issue its debut green or sustainability bond by the end of 2023, with its framework expected to be published before summer.
PPC: Transition commitment prevented 'forced selling' of SLB, says Barclays
The clear transition commitment outlined by Public Power Corporation (PPC) appears to have helped avoid "forced selling" of its sustainability-linked bond (SLB) after a target failure,...
'Greenwashing claims unlikely' in absence of clear definitions
A 'maelstrom' of regulatory requirements on both sides of the Atlantic has not brought a clear definition of sustainability - which may spare investors from litigation, a webinar heard. Michael Hurley reports