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  • 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

  • Sustainable bond market could hit $725bn in 2021, says CA-CIB

    20 January 2021
  • AMF study identifies weaknesses in French institutions' TCFD reports

    05 January 2021

    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.

  • News round-up: Federal Reserve joins NGFS, BNP's energy transition fund, Poseidon Principles ... and more

    16 December 2020
  • People Moves 13 November: DWS, Ogier, Credit Agricole, Zouk, GIB Asset Management, Orchard Street

    13 November 2020
  • Sustainability-linked bonds are 'more powerful than green bonds'

    12 November 2020

    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

    22 October 2020

    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

    08 October 2020

    Confectionery and food maker signs first sustainable loan in Colombia

  • Defining transition finance: how to be inclusive yet specific

    28 September 2020

    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.