• EU taxonomy reporting metric is too simplistic, banking group says

    26 January 2024

    The disclosure of a 'green asset ratio' required by the EU taxonomy regulation is too simplistic to be relied on as a comparison of banks' climate transition efforts, according to the European Banking Federation (EBF).

  • EU wants to boost green loan market, senior commissioner says

    26 January 2024

    The EU wants to boost the market for green loans and is "looking very closely" at recommendations to develop a voluntary label, the European Commission's finance lead has said.

  • Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac prepare for single-family social bond debut in June

    25 January 2024

    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are expecting to issue their debut single-family social bonds from June, after the US government-owned mortgage providers published frameworks including an updated 'mission index' for eligibility.

  • Helping banks measure the carbon savings of energy efficiency projects

    25 January 2024

    The quality and tradability of energy saving assets depends on the quality of the measurement and verification process, writes Denis Tanguay

  • Moody's: Sustainable bond issuance set to remain 'resilient' in 2024

    24 January 2024

    Sustainable bond issuance in 2024 is expected to remain flat at around $950 billion with growth in green and sustainability bonds expected to offset weakness for social and sustainability-linked bonds, according to Moody's Investors Service.

  • Moody's: Sustainability-linked bonds face 'pivotal' 2024 as quality concerns persist

    24 January 2024

    2024 could prove a "pivotal" year for sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) as they continue to demonstrate a sustainability quality gap compared with use-of-proceeds instruments, according to second-party opinion provider Moody's Investors Service.

  • ECB uncovers 'staggering' misalignment of bank lending with climate targets

    24 January 2024

    'Staggering' misalignment of Eurozone bank lending portfolios with climate targets has been uncovered by the European Central Bank (ECB), as it warned of a pressing need to act amid rising litigation, financial and reputational risks.

  • LCH launches green bond repo collateral basket

    23 January 2024

    LCH RepoClear has launched its first dedicated euro-denominated green bond general collateral basket for repo products.