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  • EU building energy performance deal is 'game-changer' for renovation green bonds

    20 December 2023

    The draft final agreement on the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) could trigger a "renovation wave" among European bank green bonds, according to Dutch lender ABN Amro.

  • Bond round-up: Colombia, Metawater, Mitsui OSK Lines ... and more

    20 December 2023
  • Fitch: Social to rise up the sustainable bond agenda in 2024

    19 December 2023

    Nature-related sustainable bond issuance is set to give social co-benefits greater prominence in 2024, Sustainable Fitch says. Ahren Lester reports

  • 'Blue' bond guidance will support market in 2024 - but not debt-for-nature swaps

    19 December 2023

    Recent guidance around 'blue' bond issuance to support the growth of the water-focused sustainable bond market could result in debt-for-nature swap transactions dropping the blue bond label, according to Sustainable Fitch.

  • Mitsui OSK Lines to issue 'first' shipping firm blue bond

    19 December 2023

    Japanese firm Mitsui OSK Lines plans to raise JPY10 billion ($70 million) through a blue bond in January, believed to be the first issued by a shipping firm using recent International Capital Market Association (ICMA) guidelines.

  • Sustainability-linked shipping finance ready to set sail

    18 December 2023

    Shipping firms could turn to more sustainability-linked finance after the IMO delivered a long-awaited net zero transition plan. Ahren Lester reports

  • NMB Bank raises $157m from largest sustainability bond in East Africa

    15 December 2023

    Tanzanian lender NMB Bank has raised $157 million from a significantly upsized dual-currency sustainability bond, making it the largest sustainability bond issued in East Africa to date.

  • Japan confirms February transition bond auction debuts

    15 December 2023
  • Sustainable bond market returns to growth in 2023

    14 December 2023

    Sustainable bond issuance in 2023 has surpassed the $925 billion total raised in the whole of 2022, as strong sovereign activity more than offset contracting corporate volumes.

  • Bond round-up: UK, IIX, Hitachi and more

    13 December 2023