• Dutch banks begin using 'first' ESG-themed valuation framework for real estate

    26 February 2024

    ABN Amro, ING and Rabobank are among banks starting to use an updated, 'first-of-its-kind' framework for valuing real estate which covers sustainability factors including climate risk.

  • ESG controversy scores are impacting bond pricing

    05 February 2024

    Climate risk is still not efficiently being priced in bond markets, but the impact of exclusions and controversy scores give a glimpse to the future. Ahren Lester reports

  • 'Big divergence' between implied temperature rise metric providers, ABN Amro says

    01 February 2024

    There is significant inconsistency in the outputs of implied temperature rise (ITR) metrics from major providers, according to ABN Amro - meaning investors should take these scores with a "pinch of salt," and regulators should step in.

  • Alantra bags €213m debt facility for southern Europe solar portfolio

    25 January 2024
  • People Moves, 12 January: Barclays, Impax, ABN AMRO, Natixis ... and more

    12 January 2024
  • EU green building label deal avoids 'bad taste' in green bond market - but delays harmonisation

    21 December 2023

    A loophole introduced to the proposed harmonisation of the EU Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) regime for buildings has prevented a "bad taste" among investors regarding some bank green bonds, but retains fragmented 'green' building designations, ABN Amro has said.

  • EU building energy performance deal is 'game-changer' for renovation green bonds

    20 December 2023

    The draft final agreement on the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) could trigger a "renovation wave" among European bank green bonds, according to Dutch lender ABN Amro.

  • European sovereign sustainable bond issuance to 'stall or fall' in 2024

    11 December 2023

    European sovereign sustainable bond issuance is forecast to "stall" or decrease in 2024 amid a series of political and financial headwinds, with the EU also expected to fall short of its own green bond issuance plans.

  • ABN Amro: EPC changes could impact Dutch banks' green bonds

    01 December 2023

    Green bond investors should be cautious about Dutch bank green bonds allocated heavily to Dutch real estate, ABN Amro said, ...

  • The Future of ESG Data conference: Disclosures 'not making the planet any better', says ABN Amro

    17 October 2023

    Sustainability disclosures do not deliver real-world progress, and instead holding board positions and building relationships are much more important in driving change, ABN Amro has argued.