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  • Green bond investors eschew EDF 'nuclear' green bond

    14 February 2024

    Dedicated green bond investors largely avoided the ground-breaking 'nuclear' green bond from French energy firm EDF, according to Barclays - but there was "good demand" from sustainable investors more widely.

  • Barclays: Investors expect more sovereign SLB issuers in 2024

    12 February 2024

    A majority of investors are expecting new sovereigns to issue sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) in 2024, according to a Barclays survey - despite reservations about the performance-based instrument.

  • ESG fund launches in 2023 'down but not out', says Barclays

    06 February 2024

    The number of environmental, social and governance (ESG) fund launches fell sharply in 2023, with passively managed funds bearing the brunt of the slowdown.

  • AfDB launches ground-breaking 'sustainable hybrid' bond

    30 January 2024

    The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched the first 'sustainable hybrid capital' bond from a multi-lateral development bank (MDB).

  • Texas brands Barclays 'fossil fuel boycotter' alongside muni bond ban

    29 January 2024

    The Attorney General of Texas has banned Barclays from underwriting municipal bonds in the oil rich US state after it classified the UK-listed bank as being a "fossil fuel boycotter".

  • Euro, US dollar sustainable bond liquidity diverges in 2023

    12 January 2024

    The declining issuance of sustainable bonds in the US is leaving its mark on secondary market liquidity for the instruments, according to Barclays.

  • ESG fund flows outperform broader market in 'resilient' 2023

    08 January 2024

    The flows into environmental, social and governance (ESG)-focused funds "outstripped" the broader market in 2023 despite overall inflow totals remaining lower than recent records, according to Barclays research.