• Comment: Is the tide turning for SLBs?

    26 April 2023

    After a rough end to 2022 for sustainability-linked bonds, Ahren Lester argues 2023 is showing signs of being a more positive year for the under-pressure instrument

  • Sustainable bond issuance stages comeback in first quarter 2023

    25 April 2023

    Sustainable bond issuance hit volumes in the first quarter of 2023 not seen since the record-breaking quarters in early 2021, with green and sustainability-linked bonds both getting off to a good start.

  • GAM: Bank, insurer green bond focus 'amplifies' investment impact

    24 April 2023

    The Swiss asset manager has been "positively surprised" by the financial institution response to engagement by its ground-breaking green bond fund, Ahren Lester reports

  • CBI climate resilience taxonomy expected in 'next few weeks'

    21 April 2023

    The Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) is expecting to publish the first framework paper for its climate resilience taxonomy in the next few weeks, according to its chief executive.

  • Australia plans sovereign green bond and taxonomy financing

    21 April 2023

    The Australian government has announced it plans to issue a debut sovereign green bond and will co-fund the development of a sustainable finance taxonomy...

  • ESG in Fixed Income EMEA 2023 conference roundup

    21 April 2023

    Approximately 400 market practitioners this week assembled at Environmental Finance's ESG in Fixed Income EMEA annual conference to discuss the major issues for green, social, sustainability and sustainability-linked bond issuance...

  • Collaborative sovereign engagement could become 'key' after Australia pilot

    20 April 2023

    A ground-breaking collaborative fixed income investor engagement initiative for sovereign issuers could become a "key" part of the climate change engagement landscape in the next couple of years, after early success from a pilot focused on Australia.

  • Transition finance requires 'fundamental shift' in investor approach

    20 April 2023

    Transition finance requires a "bigger leap of faith" than green bonds, as it requires a "fundamental shift" in approach from sustainable investors, according to MetLife Investment Management (MIM).

  • Poland: Sovereign SLBs are 'incredibly difficult' due to impact attribution

    20 April 2023

    Structuring sovereign sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) is "incredibly difficult" due to the challenges in predicting the impact of governmental actions on sustainability goals, according to a senior Polish official.