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  • Amundi: 'Very high potential' for sustainability-linked loans, bonds

    29 May 2024

    French asset manager Amundi said sustainability-linked debt instruments can be the "right" transition impact finance tools, in particular sustainability-linked loans (SLLs) for decarbonising the balance sheets of banks.

  • EIB: We must be 'pragmatic, not dogmatic' on transition finance

    28 May 2024

    A senior official at the European Investment Bank (EIB) said that sustainable finance cannot be "dogmatic" when it comes to choosing where to finance investments with the greatest impact for the transition.

  • ICMA working on 'green enabling' activities guidance to counter 'greenwashing reflex'

    24 May 2024

    The International Capital Market Association (ICMA)-administered Principles is preparing to publish some guidance for 'green enabling' activities in advance of its annual general meeting (AGM) in June.

  • Emerging market GSSS issuance hits all-time high in 2023, Amundi report finds

    23 May 2024

    Green, social, sustainability and sustainability-linked (GSSS) bond issuance in emerging markets reached an all-time high last year, according to a joint report by Amundi and the International Finance Corporation, largely driven by growth outside of China.

  • Emirates Islamic raises $750m from 'milestone' debut sustainability sukuk

    23 May 2024

    Emirates NBD-owned lender Emirates Islamic has raised $750 million from its inaugural sustainability sukuk, described as a "milestone" deal following the publication of key market guidance.

  • Bond round-up: AfDB, Verbund, IDB Invest ... and more

    22 May 2024
  • ESMA fund guidelines may be headwind for sustainable bonds, says Abrdn

    21 May 2024

    The recently published sustainable fund naming guidelines published by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) could dampen demand for labelled sustainable bonds, according to Abrdn.

  • Sustainable bond market hits $5trn of issuance

    20 May 2024

    Cumulative issuance of sustainable bonds has now crossed the $5 trillion mark, boosted by strong support from sovereign issuers.

  • Transition plan credibility test should be core to green bond investments, says PGIM

    20 May 2024

    Investors should only buy green bonds from issuers with credible transition plans, according to a major asset manager.

  • Nordea launches two sustainable bond funds

    17 May 2024

    Nordea Asset Management (Nordea AM) has launched two dedicated euro-denominated sustainable bond funds, a month after it closed its social bond fund.