• Investors 'throwing themselves' at sustainable bonds

    16 March 2023

    The labelling of bonds as green, social, sustainability, or sustainability-linked has helped them secure more demand from 'green' investors and pricing benefits during an uncertain time for fixed income,...

  • CBI: Green bond issuance to bounce back with 'stellar' 2023

    31 January 2023

    The Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) has predicted a "stellar" year for green bond issuance in 2023 after more than a decade of annual growth was halted in 2022,...

  • CBI outlines ASEAN transition plan recommendations

    04 January 2023

    The Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) has recommended companies in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) market should prominently publish clear transitions plans, also encouraging use of its 'five hallmarks' of a good transition plan.

  • Exclusive interview with new CBI chair

    25 November 2022

    New chair Doris Honold tells Ahren Lester the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) should focus on "replicating and innovating" to accelerate the scaling of the sustainable bond market

  • Climate Bonds Standard extension to SLBs to 'fire integrity'

    20 October 2022

    The Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) is to extend its Climate Bonds Standard and certification scheme to cover sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs), in a move the organisation said would "fire ambition and integrity" in the market.

  • Sovereign sustainability-linked debt initiative launched

    09 September 2022

    A World Bank and Asian Development Bank (ADB)-backed initiative to "catalyse" sovereign sustainability-linked debt issuance has been launched to provide technical support to increase the volume, quality and impact of such issuances.

  • China green bond principles 'important' but imperfect

    22 August 2022

    Publication of the China GBPs has potential wide-ranging implications for the green bond market, but they remain a work in progress. Ahren Lester reports

  • China Green Bond Principles will 'ensure place in global market'

    08 August 2022

    China has published its own green bond principles (GBP) broadly based on the standard administered by the International Capital Market Association (ICMA)...

  • Climate resilience taxonomy is CBI's 'next big project'

    25 July 2022

    Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) is preparing a 'climate resilience taxonomy' after it updated its green bond methodology and published its social and sustainability bond methodology.

  • CBI tightens green bond criteria and readies social expansion

    18 July 2022

    The Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) said it was planning to launch a social and sustainability bond methodology this year after it tightened its green bond methodology...