• Japanese transition bonds could help refine concept of transition finance, says Axa IM

    13 November 2023

    Japan's planned mammoth transition bond issuance programme could help fixed income markets "refine" what should be considered a credible 'transition' investment, according to an investment analyst at Axa Investment Managers.

  • Colombia becomes just fifth sovereign social bond issuer

    09 November 2023

    Colombia has issued its first social bonds and raised $2.5 billion from the five-times oversubscribed pair of deals, with the South American country becoming just the fifth sovereign to issue social bonds to date.

  • Japan confirms CCS, nuclear and aviation in sovereign transition bond framework

    08 November 2023

    Japan has confirmed potentially controversial technologies including carbon capture and storage (CCS), "next-generation aircraft" and nuclear energy among the eligible use of proceeds from its landmark transition bond issuance.

  • EU Green Bonds: reducing the risk of greenwashing

    08 November 2023

    The EU's Green Bond Regulation will create an extra burden for issuers, but issues that comply will prove more attractive to investors, write Massimiliano Danusso and Francesca Marchetti

  • Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank readies debut green sukuk ahead of COP28

    08 November 2023

    With COP28 looming, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) has mandated five banks to market its debut US dollar-denominated green sukuk deal.