AMF study identifies weaknesses in French institutions' TCFD reports
Financial institutions continue to struggle to report decision-useful information on how their overall strategy responds to climate change, according to an analysis of French financial institutions' Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) reports.
Sustainability-linked bonds are 'more powerful than green bonds'
ESG in Fixed Income Europe 2020 conference: The 'use of proceeds' model adopted by most green bonds came under attack, amid allegations that it is susceptible to 'greenwashing'.
Bank of China issues first 'blue bonds' in Asia
The Bank of China (BoC) has issued the first blue bonds in Asia, raising nearly $950 million in a transaction described as a "milestone" in the development of financial instruments that help protect the oceans.
Green and sustainability-linked loan round-up: Colombina and Eureden
Confectionery and food maker signs first sustainable loan in Colombia
Defining transition finance: how to be inclusive yet specific
Transition finance has garnered a lot of attention, but the challenge of delineating what exactly it is remains unresolved. Three recent reports try to balance the need for the definition to be both broad enough to be inclusive, yet specific enough to protect the instruments from claims of greenwashing. Ahren Lester reports.
Basic definition essential for transition bond issuance, says ISS ESG
The market does not have to 'reinvent the wheel' on the structure of transition bonds to support future issuers, ISS ESG tells Ahren Lester, but a clear definition of what activities demonstrate 'transition' is essential for this potentially large market to grow
ISS ESG launches transition bond second party opinion service
ISS ESG has updated its second party opinion (SPO) methodology to support issuers of transition bonds ahead of guidance being published later in 2020.