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  • ESG-dilutive acquisitions becoming a 'deal-breaker'

    05 May 2023

    M&A deals are no longer just about earnings per share, Trisha Taneja tells Ahren Lester

  • Riksbank warns of financial stability risks from 2.8°C-aligned funds

    20 April 2023

    The holdings in 122 listed equities mutual funds in Sweden are, on average, aligned with a temperature increase of 2.77°C, according to analysis by the country's central bank.

  • NY Fed: US bank transition risk exposure 'meaningful, but manageable'

    11 April 2023

    Research by the New York Federal Reserve said that US banks have a "meaningful" but "not very large" exposure to climate transition risk in their loan portfolios, with even the most severe scenarios impacting no more than 16% of their loan books.

  • Credit Suisse: Another headwind for 'green' AT1 bonds

    21 March 2023

    The proposed wipe-out of additional tier 1 (AT1) bondholders as part of the Credit Suisse "merger" with UBS has sent prices of the limited 'green' AT1 issuances lower, providing a further headwind for the rare instrument.

  • Combating inflation best way to support green investments, ECB says

    20 March 2023

    The European Central Bank (ECB) has scotched a suggestion that it could introduce measures to insulate climate-themed investments from inflation, as it said ensuring price stability over the medium term is the best way to ensure inflation does not impair the energy transition.

  • Leapfrog eyes Indian climate tech

    23 February 2023

    Impact investor Leapfrog is looking for Indian climate technology opportunities this year, which it described as possibly the nation's "defining year" for the sector.

  • US, UK and Canada corporate sustainable bond issuance plummets in 2022

    07 February 2023

    Corporate sustainable bond issuance in the US, UK and Canada in 2022 shrank more sharply than in other G7 countries, some of which managed to deliver growth during a tough year...

  • IDB Invest launches 'innovative' Liberty Costa Rica SLB deal

    26 January 2023

    Telecommunications firm Liberty Costa Rica has raised $400 million from its maiden sustainability-linked bond (SLB) which will be used to support a $450 million financing deal with IDB Invest

  • EU green bond standard mired in broader market discussions

    23 January 2023

    Attempts to finalise a standard have been bogged down in talks about whether the labelled bond market also needs minimum requirements - but there is hope of resolution. Ahren Lester reports