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  • EDF green bonds 'at risk' after French nuclear weapon move, says Barclays

    12 April 2024

    The green bonds issued by EDF are "most at risk" of selling pressure by investors after the French utility firm announced a proposed nuclear weapon material supply deal with the French government, according to Barclays.

  • People Moves, 12 April: Eurosif, Orchard Street, Apax Partners, Barclays and ... more

    12 April 2024
  • 'All investors should push companies to issue SLBs,' says Barclays

    08 April 2024

    All equity and fixed income investors should be encouraging companies to issue sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) at scale, according to Barclays, in a show of support for the declining instrument.

  • Barclays: 18% boost to 2024 corporate sustainable bond forecast

    05 April 2024

    Corporate sustainable bond issuance forecasts in developed markets in 2024 have been increased by 18% by Barclays, after a strong start driven by green and social bonds offset a steep decline in sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs).

  • L&Q faces SLB coupon 'step-up' on target miss

    25 March 2024

    UK social housing charity London & Quadrant (L&Q) said it was "likely to miss" a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions target linked to its ground-breaking sustainability-linked bond (SLB), triggering an additional £3 million ($3.8 million) of coupon payments.

  • SLB step-ups a long way from being financially punitive, says Barclays

    25 March 2024

    The penalties for missing the targets set by sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) would have to be at least 10 times what the market currently offers to be big enough to incentivise companies to change their behaviour, Barclays has argued.

  • BlackRock, Vanguard and Capital Group are 'biggest livestock investors'

    18 March 2024
  • 'Appalling inaction' on deforestation by BlackRock, Vanguard, Wells Fargo

    28 February 2024

    BlackRock, Vanguard and Wells Fargo have been accused of "appalling inaction" on deforestation by NGO Global Canopy, which criticised the lack of policies and continued financing of deforestation over the past decade.

  • 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.