• AFII: PPC target 'turnaround' shows 'strength of SLBs'

    22 February 2024

    Greece's Public Power Corporation (PPC) is on "back on track" to meet its next sustainability-linked bond (SLB) target, despite missing an earlier one - which the Anthropocene Fixed Income Institute (AFII) said shows the positive incentive that the performance-based instrument provides issuers.

  • S&P: US REIT green bond issuance plummets in 2023

    21 February 2024

    Green bond issuance by US real estate investment trusts (REITs) plummeted to just 3.6% of the market in 2023, down from around 18% in both 2022 and 2021.

  • Accelerating global transition to net zero: Japan's financial innovation

    21 February 2024

    Japan's foray into climate transition bonds is a commendable step forward, serving as an inspiration and a call to action for economies worldwide to follow suit, writes Sean Kidney

  • EU GBS could bring transparency but lacks guidance, IEEFA claims

    20 February 2024

    The upcoming European Green Bond Standard lacks guidance on standardised impact reporting, the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis has claimed.

  • 'Big four' sustainable finance SPO providers emerge in 2023

    20 February 2024

    Sustainalytics, S&P Global Ratings, ISS and Moody's have emerged as the 'big four' second-party opinion (SPO) providers in the sustainable finance market in 2023, but the race for market share has tightened as the sector matures and consolidates.

  • 'Big opportunities' for US sustainable bonds in 2024

    20 February 2024

    Although surprised by the scale of the US sustainable bond contraction in 2023, CA-CIB's Romina Reversi tells Ahren Lester that opportunities abound in 2024