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  • ESMA launches EU green bond external reviewer consultation

    27 March 2024

    The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) launched a consultation on the draft technical standards it plans to use for the registration and supervision of external reviewers of bonds issued in line with the EU Green Bond Standard (EU GBS).

  • Philippines power firm EDC readies PHP10bn green bond

    27 March 2024
  • EU work on SLB regulation may come too late, says IEEFA

    27 March 2024

    European Commission work on regulating sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) may come too late to help reach 2030 climate goals, according to a think tank.

  • L&Q faces SLB coupon 'step-up' on target miss

    25 March 2024

    UK social housing charity London & Quadrant (L&Q) said it was "likely to miss" a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions target linked to its ground-breaking sustainability-linked bond (SLB), triggering an additional £3 million ($3.8 million) of coupon payments.

  • Labelled bonds: Europe leads, Asia catching

    25 March 2024

    What are the geographical features of the green, social and sustainable bond market, asks Pietro Sette

  • SLB step-ups a long way from being financially punitive, says Barclays

    25 March 2024

    The penalties for missing the targets set by sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) would have to be at least 10 times what the market currently offers to be big enough to incentivise companies to change their behaviour, Barclays has argued.

  • Sustainability-linked bond issuance limps into 2024

    25 March 2024

    Sustainability-linked bond (SLB) issuance has had its weakest start to a year since the publication of principles boosted the market in 2020, according to Environmental Finance research.

  • Australia debut green bond expected from mid-May

    22 March 2024

    Australia will issue its debut 10-year sovereign green bond between mid-May and the end of June, it emerged, as the sovereign announced it will launch investor roadshows from April.

  • Bond round-up: Constellation, Iceland, CapitaLand ... and more

    20 March 2024
  • EU raises €7bn from first new green bond since 2022

    20 March 2024

    The EU has raised €7 billion ($7.6 billion) from a green bond in a deal that was more than 12-times oversubscribed.