• EU banks 'want better short-term climate scenarios', report finds

    22 June 2023

    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

    05 May 2023

    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

    05 May 2023

    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

    23 January 2023

    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

    02 December 2022

    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'

    26 August 2022

    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

    24 August 2022

    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

    22 August 2022

    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

    28 June 2022

    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

    17 May 2022

    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.