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  • Sustainable bond fund universe expands to more than 100

    07 February 2024

    A spate of fund launches pushed the number of vehicles specialising in labelled sustainable bonds past the 100 mark, research by Environmental Finance has revealed.

  • ESG fund launches in 2023 'down but not out', says Barclays

    06 February 2024

    The number of environmental, social and governance (ESG) fund launches fell sharply in 2023, with passively managed funds bearing the brunt of the slowdown.

  • Green Guarantee Company launches to unlock debt for emerging markets

    05 February 2024

    The Green Guarantee Company has been launched with the aim of mobilising $5 billion towards issuers and borrowers in emerging markets.

  • ESG controversy scores are impacting bond pricing

    05 February 2024

    Climate risk is still not efficiently being priced in bond markets, but the impact of exclusions and controversy scores give a glimpse to the future. Ahren Lester reports

  • Moroccan central bank targets 10% sustainable bond investment

    05 February 2024
  • Blue bonds look set to grow in interest, predicts Sustainable Fitch

    02 February 2024

    Amid a rise in labelled bonds with water management characteristics and growing focus on water risk, Sustainable Fitch has predicted that blue bonds will see growth in 2024.

  • Ontario adds nuclear, social projects to sustainable bond programme

    02 February 2024

    Ontario is preparing to finance nuclear power and social projects through sustainable bonds, after the long-standing green bond issuer updated and expanded its decade-old framework.

  • 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.