• Central banks face tough questions to balance climate work and inflation, NGFS says

    12 July 2024

    Plans by central banks to escalate monetary policy measures to tackle climate-related financial risks may have to be revisited to consider their utility in the current raised interest rate environment, according to the Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS).

  • Winners of Environmental Finance's Sustainable Investment Awards 2024 revealed

    28 June 2024

    The winners of Environmental Finance's annual Sustainable Investment Awards for 2024 have been announced.

  • GSAM backs SLBs with step-downs

    17 June 2024

    A major sustainable bond investor has urged investors and asset owners to seriously consider sustainability-linked bonds (SLB) with a step-down coupon on achieving or outperforming targets, as it is a "better structure" for the performance-based instrument.

  • Issuers should 'use more Opex in green bonds,' says GSAM

    17 June 2024

    Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) said green bond issuers should look to use more operational expenditures (Opex) in their use-of-proceeds allocation to help grow the market.

  • Emerging market sustainable bond investment momentum building

    14 June 2024

    Investors and issuers are responding to the challenges EM sustainable bonds pose, and the tide is turning in their favour. Ahren Lester reports

  • Debt market to play "pivotal role" in Asia's transition, says SGX

    10 June 2024

    Sustainable debt issuance has "huge potential" to play a leading role in Asia's transition, according to SGX Group's Herry Cho, but issuer transition plans must be scrutinised.

  • "Inflection point" reached on biodiversity in bond markets

    07 June 2024

    Improving data and capacity mean biodiversity within fixed income markets has hit an "exciting inflection point" but warned issuance might remain limited, Morningstar Sustainalytics told delegates at an Environmental Finance conference.

  • Green bond investor focus on 'co-benefits' continues to grow, says QTC

    07 June 2024

    Queensland Treasury Corporation (QTC) said investors are requesting more information on the social and economic 'co-benefits' of 'green' projects financed through its green bonds, adding that this trend is set to continue.

  • 'Green enabler' green bonds are 'wishful thinking'

    06 June 2024

    Singaporean petrochemicals and natural resource firm ChemOne said the journey to finding a route for sustainable financing for 'green enabling' activities is a good idea, ...

  • Caution urged over reliance on blue, orange bond labels

    06 June 2024

    While sub-labels are helpful for "signalling" purposes, the market should "caution against" separating blue and orange bonds from the wider green bond label, delegates at the Environmental Finance Sustainable Debt Asia 2024 conference heard.