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  • APG, LGIM in big SDG-themed listed equities index investments

    08 September 2021

    APG Asset Management has made an "initial investment" of about €1 billion ($1.2 billion)...

  • 'Transition' firms preferring sustainability-linked over transition bonds

    12 April 2021

    Sustainability-linked bonds are proving more popular for carbon-intensive issuers than transition bonds, and experts are worried the 'transition' label is adding unnecessary confusion in the market. Ahren Lester and Christopher Marchant report

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    21 July 2020

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  • APG and Axa buy big in €60bn Covid-19 bond market

    22 May 2020

    APG Asset Management has invested €554 million ($604 million) in 'Covid-19 bonds' in recent weeks, a market it estimated could already be as large as €60 billion.

  • ESG engagement really does work, say investors

    20 May 2019

    Investors have proved that they have the power to bring about changes in company behaviour, when they engage with them on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, and they even have the potential to influence national governments, a panel at an MSCI conference heard.

  • People moves: Loomis Sayles, APG Asset Management, Axa Investment Managers and NatureBank Asset Management

    20 April 2018

    Loomis Sayles has appointed Kathleen Bochman as director of environmental, social and governance (ESG).

  • Green bond round-up, 7 June

    07 June 2017

    Dutch public sector lender Nederlandse WaterschapsBank (NWB) has issued a €2 billion ($2.3 billion) affordable housing bond, its first in the social bond market.

  • KommuneKredit joins Scandi green bond party

    24 May 2017

    Danish institution KommuneKredit has priced its inaugural green bond, making it the last of Scandinavian local government funding agencies to tap the market.

  • France's sovereign green bond could reach €13bn this year

    25 January 2017

    The French Treasury has issued a mammoth €7 billion ($7.5 billion) green sovereign bond, which is almost twice the size of the previous largest green bond and could be increased to €13 billion later this year.

  • Infrastructure investors 'still not reporting environmental metrics'

    12 October 2016

    Environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are being increasingly incorporated into infrastructure investment, but environmental data is still not being widely reported.