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  • 'Sleeping' sustainability-linked leveraged loans 'need to be stamped out'

    09 February 2024

    The unwelcome resurgence of 'sleeping sustainability-linked' leveraged loans - which are signed before key sustainability provisions are finalised - needs to be "stamped out" in 2024, according to Fitch Solutions-owned Covenant Review.

  • PFZW divests from Shell, BP and Total, blaming slow transition

    09 February 2024

    Dutch pension fund PFZW has divested from 310 oil and gas companies - leaving just seven in its portfolio, as it refocuses on companies "improving the climate and the energy transition".

  • Hong Kong raises $750m from second 'digital' green bond

    08 February 2024

    Hong Kong has raised more than $750 million from a multi-currency green bond, issued in digital format using blockchain technology.

  • Japan confirms ground-breaking 'transition bond' debut next week

    08 February 2024

    Japan is going to raise around JPY800 billion ($5.4 billion) from its ground-breaking debut 'climate transition' bond (CTB) next week, becoming both the sovereign to use the 'transition' bond label.

  • $1trn, again: Record sustainable bond issuance forecast for 2024

    07 February 2024

    Sustainable bond issuance is forecast to see $1 trillion dollar of issuance in 2024, for the first time since the record-breaking total in 2021, according to Environmental Finance Data (EF Data).

  • 'Pretty poor' 2023 for sustainability-linked leveraged loans

    07 February 2024

    2023 was a "pretty poor" year for European sustainability-linked leverage loan deals as borrowers and investors avoided the instrument, according to Fitch Solutions-owned Covenant Review.

  • Sustainable bond fund universe expands to more than 100

    07 February 2024

    A spate of fund launches pushed the number of vehicles specialising in labelled sustainable bonds past the 100 mark, research by Environmental Finance has revealed.