• Coronabonds webinar: Axa adopts 'flexible' approach as it invests heavily

    25 June 2020

    Axa Investment Managers has tried not to be "too stringent" when assessing bonds issued in response to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, as its total investment in so-called 'coronabonds' approaches half a billion euros.

  • Transition finance guidelines to be published 'by end of year'

    23 June 2020

    A working group convened by the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) exploring the theme of 'climate transition finance' expects to publish guidelines by the end of the year, but stopped short of saying when a formal set of principles might be launched.

  • Sustainalytics launches transition bonds second-party opinion service

    03 June 2020

    ESG data provider Sustainalytics has launched a transition bond second-party opinion service, the first of its kind in the rapidly evolving labeled bond market.

  • 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 leaders more resilient during coronavirus downturn, says AXA IM

    20 April 2020

    The shares and bonds of companies with higher environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings have proved more resilient during the coronavirus market crash than their ESG laggard peers, according to research by Axa Investment Managers.

  • Boom time for green bond funds

    04 March 2020

    Green bond funds reported sizeable assets growth in 2019, Ahren Lester explains, as the green bond market benefitted from rising market credibility and the arrival of ubiquitous corporate names.

  • People Moves: Newton, AMF, LuxSE, Church Commissioners

    27 September 2019

    Newton Investment Management has hired Andrew Parry as head of sustainable investment, as part of the expansion of its responsible investment team.

  • Carney: EU taxonomy is binary - we need 50 shades of green

    24 September 2019

    The EU's taxonomy on sustainable activities is "a good start", but a "richer" taxonomy that does not take a binary approach is needed, said Bank of England governor Mark Carney.

  • BAML reveals thoughts on transition bonds

    26 August 2019

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) has weighed in on the debate about the creation of a new market for transition bonds, suggesting that at least a quarter of the proceeds of bonds bearing this label should be used to finance green assets or projects.