• Investors have 'strong preference' for Capex over Opex in sustainable bonds

    17 July 2024

    Fixed income investors still have a "strong preference" for sustainable bonds focused on capital expenditure (Capex) rather than operational expenditure (Opex), according to a survey by the International Capital Market Association (ICMA).

  • Amundi, LGIM among investors urging government to act on nature

    16 July 2024

    Governments have been urged to take "immediate leadership" on nature and create more facilitatory financial policies in a letter signed by a group of 130 businesses and investors.

  • New ICMA metrics could help 'accelerate' biodiversity finance

    01 July 2024

    An influential list of key performance indicators (KPIs) deemed appropriate for structuring sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) has been updated - with the newly added metrics dominated by biodiversity-related datapoints, reflecting keen investor interest in the theme.

  • ICMA, LMA release 'sustainability-linked loan bond' guidance

    25 June 2024

    Two debt industry bodies have jointly published guidance for the issuance of bonds dedicated to financing sustainability-linked loans (SLLs) in order to develop a new sustainable finance product and support the credibility of the performance-based lending instrument.

  • Singapore Taxonomy's CGT inclusion progressing - but without transition

    07 June 2024

    Advanced work is underway for the Singapore-Asia Taxonomy to be added to the EU-China Common Ground Taxonomy (CGT), but it will not include the transition elements of the Singaporean sustainability list.

  • Amundi: 'Very high potential' for sustainability-linked loans, bonds

    29 May 2024

    French asset manager Amundi said sustainability-linked debt instruments can be the "right" transition impact finance tools, in particular sustainability-linked loans (SLLs) for decarbonising the balance sheets of banks.

  • 'No head in the sand' for net-zero investment at global asset managers, says Amundi

    28 May 2024

    French asset manager Amundi said global asset managers in Europe must ensure their net zero commitments do not drive them to put their "heads in the sand" about their global transition impact, whilst emerging markets should be "front and centre" of sustainable strategies.

  • Emerging market GSSS issuance hits all-time high in 2023, Amundi report finds

    23 May 2024

    Green, social, sustainability and sustainability-linked (GSSS) bond issuance in emerging markets reached an all-time high last year, according to a joint report by Amundi and the International Finance Corporation, largely driven by growth outside of China.

  • LGIM leads push for Nippon Steel to disclose its climate lobbying

    22 May 2024
  • Impact taskforce drafts disclosure guidance for meeting SDGs

    22 April 2024

    The Impact Disclosure Taskforce has published draft disclosure guidance to help corporate and sovereign issuers measure and disclose their efforts to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).