• Japan confirms CCS, nuclear and aviation in sovereign transition bond framework

    08 November 2023

    Japan has confirmed potentially controversial technologies including carbon capture and storage (CCS), "next-generation aircraft" and nuclear energy among the eligible use of proceeds from its landmark transition bond issuance.

  • Japan's 'green transformation' bond: A test case for transition finance

    31 October 2023

    The Japanese government's inaugural transition bond is expected to include controversial technologies. Michael Hurley reports

  • Sustainalytics biggest SPO provider in first half of 2023

    01 August 2023

    Sustainalytics provided the most sustainable finance second-party opinions (SPOs) in the first six months of 2023, whilst Moody's ESG saw its market share jump to become the third largest provider.

  • Sustainalytics delivers most SPOs in first half of 2022

    25 July 2022

    Sustainalytics provided the most second-party opinions (SPOs) for sustainable finance frameworks in the first half of 2022, according to Environmental Finance figures.

  • Sustainability-linked finance guidelines for shipping firms published

    17 February 2022

    Guidelines for shipping firms and lenders on issuing sustainability-linked loans and bonds have been published by a working group of Nordic firms in order to introduce a higher level of industry standardisation and avoid 'greenwashing'.

  • Snam issues maiden €500m 'transition' bond after 'climate action' criticism

    12 June 2020

    Italian energy infrastructure firm Snam has raised €500 million ($567 million) through its inaugural 'transition bond' to finance or refinance energy transition projects, just over a year after its 'climate action bond' attracted controversy.

  • Green bond comment, May 2019

    01 May 2019

    The big debate on transition bonds and a strong start to the market in 2019

  • Sustainalytics is biggest external reviewer in 2018

    13 March 2019

    Sustainalytics was the biggest provider of external reviews in the green, social and sustainability market in 2018, according to an analysis by Environmental Finance.