EU banks 'want better short-term climate scenarios', report finds
Banks that underwent a climate stress test by the EU's regulator have called more robust scenarios to be used in future exercises.
Pleas for EU to delay taxonomy reporting or risk poor disclosures
Investors and businesses have asked the EU Commission to delay taxonomy reporting requirements for eligible activities against the four new objectives.
Banks call on EU to provide transition plan guidelines
Banks have called on the EU to catch-up with other jurisdictions - in particular, the UK and Japan - by providing guidance on transition plans and finance.
EU green bond standard mired in broader market discussions
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
AFME: Investor earnings expectations slowing natural capital financing
Investor expectations around earnings pose a key challenge to increasing natural capital financing, the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) has said.
Shrinking sovereign greenium 'can no longer be taken for granted'
Worsening market liquidity is shrinking the size of the 'greenium' for sovereign, sub-sovereign, supranational and agency (SSA) green bond issuers...
Sustainable bonds take record market share
Sovereign green bond issuance helped labelled debt secure a record share of the European bond market in the second quarter, Ahren Lester writes
Rise of SLBs helps labelled debt retain 19% share of European market
19% of total European bond issuance in the first half of 2022 were sustainable bonds despite a decline for social and securitised bonds, whilst sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) grew to secure more than 2% market share.
AFME warns EU GBS should return to product-based origins
The Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) has recommended that the EU Green Bond Standard (GBS) focus on its original product-based objectives amid concern recent developments...
Parliament sends 'clear signal' to EU states for tougher EU GBS
The EU Parliament has passed tougher amendments to the EU Green Bond Standard (EU GBS) which was described by one senior politician as a "clear signal" to EU member states not to water down the proposals.