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  • Jamaica Stock Exchange to have sustainable bond framework by June

    31 January 2024
  • Direct lending - the next frontier for SLLs?

    31 January 2024

    There could be more bilateral sustainability-linked loans, but Alcentra tells Ahren Lester that uncertainty over the structure and market fragmentation remain headwinds

  • BADEA issues social bond for debut bond deal

    31 January 2024

    The Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) issued a social bond, as it marked the "significant milestone" of its first ever bond issuance.

  • UK to raise £2.5bn from first 2024 green bond deal

    31 January 2024

    The UK will raise £2.5 billion ($3.2 billion) from a tap of its 2053 sovereign green bond in an auction to take place next week, marking the start of its 2024 sustainable bond issuance after a record-breaking 2023.

  • AfDB launches ground-breaking 'sustainable hybrid' bond

    30 January 2024

    The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched the first 'sustainable hybrid capital' bond from a multi-lateral development bank (MDB).

  • 'Mixed' climate disclosure regulation 'impacting sustainable bond issuance'

    26 January 2024

    Emerging climate disclosure regulations are keeping some issuers "on the sidelines" of sustainable bond markets, according to Moody's Investors Service - but the shift to mandated disclosures should spur more issuance over the long-term.

  • World Bank issues $100m plastic waste reduction-linked bond

    26 January 2024

    The World Bank has raised $100 million from a ground-breaking outcomes-based bond that links its coupon payments to verified plastic and carbon credits generated by projects in Ghana and Indonesia.

  • Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac prepare for single-family social bond debut in June

    25 January 2024

    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are expecting to issue their debut single-family social bonds from June, after the US government-owned mortgage providers published frameworks including an updated 'mission index' for eligibility.

  • Moody's: Sustainable bond issuance set to remain 'resilient' in 2024

    24 January 2024

    Sustainable bond issuance in 2024 is expected to remain flat at around $950 billion with growth in green and sustainability bonds expected to offset weakness for social and sustainability-linked bonds, according to Moody's Investors Service.

  • Moody's: Sustainability-linked bonds face 'pivotal' 2024 as quality concerns persist

    24 January 2024

    2024 could prove a "pivotal" year for sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) as they continue to demonstrate a sustainability quality gap compared with use-of-proceeds instruments, according to second-party opinion provider Moody's Investors Service.