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  • NIB aims for record 2024 green bond issuance after stellar start

    17 January 2024

    2024 could prove a landmark year for the long-standing green bond issuer amid updates to its framework and record issuance volumes on the cards, Jens Hellerup tells Ahren Lester

  • Enel returns to sustainability-linked bonds with €1.75bn deal

    17 January 2024

    The biggest issuer of sustainability-linked bonds (SLB) has returned to the market after nearly a year's absence.

  • France raises record €8bn from new green bond

    16 January 2024

    France has raised €8 billion ($8.8 billion) from a new green bond in the largest ever debut deal from the long-standing sovereign issuer.

  • Use of proceeds bonds 'increasingly target biodiversity'

    16 January 2024

    Issuance of bonds that list biodiversity-related measures among their eligible 'use of proceeds' has grown "substantially" in recent years, Sustainable Fitch said, as it argued the labelled bond market has an outsized role to play in biodiversity protection.

  • Kenya steps closer to 'attractive' sovereign green bond debut

    16 January 2024

    Kenya has taken a step closer to issuing its debut sovereign green bond after the government approved its framework, opening a path to becoming only the fifth African sovereign to issue a labelled sustainable bond.

  • Northvolt signs 'largest' European gigafactory green loan

    16 January 2024

    Northvolt has secured a $5 billion green loan to expand capacity at its "circular" battery manufacturing site in Sweden. It is believed to be the largest green loan for a 'gigafactory' in Europe to date.

  • France launches €15bn green bond issuance plan

    15 January 2024

    France will issue a new 25-year green bond in "coming days", as it kicks off a potential €15 billion ($16.4 billion) issuance programme for 2024, according to the country's treasury department.