Transition finance requires 'fundamental shift' in investor approach
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
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.
Loan round-up: Air France-KLM, MISC, Hera ... and more
Austria raises €3bn from shorter-dated green bond
Austria has raised €3 billion ($3.3 billion) from its second green bond as the country looks to build out the yield curve for its green bond programme...
Quantitative data is not 'cure' for transition transparency, honesty challenge
Disclosing more quantitative data will not be sufficient to "cure" issues around transparency and honesty in transition finance, investors told an Environmental Finance event.
SLB format is a good fit for biodiversity bonds, Axa IM says
Organisations looking to demonstrate their contribution to biodiversity conservation could be best served by issuing a sustainability-linked bond (SLB) rather than a green bond, according to an analyst at Axa Investment Managers.
CBI launches sustainability-linked bond certification scheme
The Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) has launched a certification scheme for sustainability-linked bonds and company-level transition plans, in what the influential not-for-profit called a "major step forward" for financial markets.
Loan round-up: JSW, Ziraat Bank, Akbank ... and more
ESG in Fixed Income EMEA conference returns on Monday
Environmental Finance's annual ESG in Fixed Income EMEA conference returns to London on Monday, 17 April.
Sustainability-linked targets could add 'discipline' in green bond markets
Using sustainability-linked targets in green bonds could provide the "missing" element to promote more discipline and tackle greenwashing, according to Atlanticomnium.