• Argentina issues debut sustainable bond amid future doubts

    22 November 2023

    Argentina has raised ARS44.3 billion ($125 million) from its debut sovereign sustainability bond, but doubts have been raised about the prospects for further issuance amid a change of government.

  • Sustainable bonds are 'stretching for smaller sovereigns'

    22 November 2023

    New Zealand struggled to find adequate eligible projects for its issue, necessitating robust management of its green spending. Ahren Lester writes

  • Snam raises €650m from EU Taxonomy-aligned 'transition' bond

    22 November 2023

    Italian energy infrastructure firm Snam has raised €650 million ($710 million) from its second EU Taxonomy-aligned transition bond, in a deal which was more than four-times oversubscribed.

  • IFC, T Rowe Price to launch 'first' blue bond fund

    20 November 2023

    The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and T Rowe Price are preparing to launch the first dedicated 'blue' bond investment strategy to support sustainable marine and water investment from companies and financial institutions in emerging markets.

  • 'Only Asian investors seem to understand Asian issuers'

    20 November 2023

    Emerging market green bonds may need credit enhancement to attract Western investors, Golden Tree's David Oum told Environmental Finance ESG in Fixed Income Asia. Ahren Lester reports

  • Our first question when we see an SLB: 'What are these guys hiding?'

    20 November 2023

    A sustainable bond investor said it treats sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) with a "huge dose of caution and scepticism," arguing that market practices for the performance-based instrument have provided...

  • Japan to announce debut sovereign transition bond in December

    17 November 2023

    Japan is planning to issue its ground-breaking debut sovereign transition bond in February 2024, with further details on the size, maturity and expected issuance date released in early December.