• 'Transition is the new battleground'

    07 November 2023

    Following the launch of ASEAN transition finance guidance, Eugene Wong argues that the shift to net zero requires a local, rather than a global, approach. Ahren Lester reports

  • Sustainability-linked bond coupon steps jump higher in 2023

    07 November 2023

    The most common maximum coupon step-ups associated with sustainability-linked bonds (SLB) have risen sharply in 2023 amid rising interest rates and greater market scrutiny of the materiality of the performance-based instrument.

  • Fiji launches debut sovereign 'blue' bond

    02 November 2023

    Fiji is looking to raise up to FJD20 million ($8.7 million) from its debut sovereign 'blue' bond, which will fund water and marine projects including nature-based coastal protection infrastructure.

  • Moody's: 2023 sustainable bond issuance 'still on track' for $950bn

    01 November 2023

    Moody's Investors Service said annual sustainable bond issuance in 2023 was still "on track" to surpass 2022 levels, with the financial services firm reiterating its $950 billion forecast ahead of the UN COP28 climate summit next month.

  • Franklin Templeton launches two green bond ETFs

    31 October 2023

    Franklin Templeton has launched two actively managed green bond exchange-traded funds (ETFs), four years after its ground-breaking debut green bond ETF launch.

  • Aareal Bank plans benchmark green bond after tightening green building criteria

    31 October 2023

    Aareal Bank is planning to issue its third benchmark-sized green bond in 2024, after the German property lender updated its green finance framework with new and tightened green building criteria.

  • Emerging market ESG disclosure impact on sustainable bond issuance research launched

    30 October 2023

    The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Environmental Finance have published the first in a trio of free-to-read research papers on the impact of environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure levels on sustainable bond issuance in emerging markets.