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  • Record 2023 green issuance leads sustainable bond rebound

    02 February 2024

    Record-breaking green bond issuance led annual sustainable bond issuance back to growth in 2023 and just short of crossing the $1 trillion milestone once again.

  • Fortum publishes 'nuclear' green finance framework

    01 February 2024

    Finnish power firm Fortum has published a green finance framework which includes nuclear power projects in its eligible categories, joining a small number of European issuers incorporating the contested 'green' technology in their plans.

  • AfDB: 'Record' orderbook for landmark 'sustainable hybrid' bond

    31 January 2024

    The African Development Bank (AfDB) said its ground-breaking debut 'sustainable hybrid' capital bond attracted a "record" orderbook for the multi-lateral development bank (MDB), with the $750 million deal more than eight-times oversubscribed.

  • Direct lending - the next frontier for SLLs?

    31 January 2024

    There could be more bilateral sustainability-linked loans, but Alcentra tells Ahren Lester that uncertainty over the structure and market fragmentation remain headwinds

  • BADEA issues social bond for debut bond deal

    31 January 2024

    The Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) issued a social bond, as it marked the "significant milestone" of its first ever bond issuance.

  • UK to raise £2.5bn from first 2024 green bond deal

    31 January 2024

    The UK will raise £2.5 billion ($3.2 billion) from a tap of its 2053 sovereign green bond in an auction to take place next week, marking the start of its 2024 sustainable bond issuance after a record-breaking 2023.

  • AfDB launches ground-breaking 'sustainable hybrid' bond

    30 January 2024

    The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched the first 'sustainable hybrid capital' bond from a multi-lateral development bank (MDB).