• Eni publishes 'first' sustainability-linked financing framework for oil sector

    20 May 2021

    Italian oil supermajor Eni has published its sustainability-linked financing framework supporting its 2050 net-zero emissions goal, believed to be the 'first' such framework from the oil and gas sector.

  • Emerging market sustainable bonds deliver 'more impact'

    26 April 2021

    Despite the misconception, market experts explained that emerging market sustainable bonds can deliver more impact for investors than developed market paper. Ahren Lester reports

  • Social bond fund growth is coming - but perhaps not imminently

    14 April 2021

    After social bond issuance jumped nine-fold in 2020, attention is increasingly turning to the lack of dedicated social bond funds. They are expected to arrive, but perhaps not immediately. Ahren Lester reports

  • Landmark Italian green bond ten-times oversubscribed

    05 March 2021

    Italy has issued the largest ever sovereign green bond with its €8.5 billion ($10.2 billion) maiden green note, which was nearly ten times oversubscribed by investors.

  • HSBC named largest GSSS bond underwriter for second year

    15 February 2021

    HSBC retained its position as the largest green, social, sustainability and sustainability-linked (GSSS) bond market underwriter in 2020, in a year marked by the rapid acceleration in social and sustainability bonds and the arrival of further innovative bond classes.

  • Social surge helps 2020 sustainable bond issuance to double

    29 January 2021

    After a record-breaking $600 billion sustainable bond issuance in 2020 in which diversification beyond green bonds gathered pace, expectations are high that the momentum will be carried into 2021. Ahren Lester reports