• Green and sustainability loans: the growth accelerates

    01 July 2019

    The green and sustainability-linked loan market grew exponentially last year. The next growth spurt could be driven by emerging markets, Michael Hurley writes

  • MSCI launches carbon transition indexes

    21 June 2019

    Data provider MSCI has launched a new series of ‘low-carbon transition’ indexes, as it extends its range of climate change-focused indexes.

  • Sustainable loan principles ‘key to unlocking gargantuan financing needs’

    02 May 2019

    Recently-launched Sustainability-Linked Loan Principles (SLLPs) are ‘key to supplying the gargantuan amount of financing’ required to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, White & Case has argued.

  • UK pension investor acquires £50m onshore wind farm portfolio

    15 April 2019

    UK infrastructure investor Pensions Infrastructure Platform (PiP) has acquired a £50 million ($65.5 million) onshore wind farm portfolio by Scottish Equity Partners (SEP), a venture capital and growth equity firm with $1 billion of assets under management.

  • Sustainability-linked loan principles launched

    22 March 2019

    The launch of a set of Sustainability Linked Loan Principles has been hailed as a “critical development” for incentivising borrowers to improve their sustainability performance.

  • Corporates converge to increase sustainable finance influence

    15 January 2019

    A group of Europe’s largest corporate issuers of green and sustainable bonds has created a forum to help ‘put business at the forefront’ of the transition to a low-carbon economy.

  • Credit Agricole closes first Chinese green loan

    09 January 2019

    Credit Agricole CIB’s China subsidiary has closed a green loan with EDF Lingbao worth RMB122 million ($18 million), marking the bank’s first such deal in the country.

  • Set climate targets, power sector told by investors with $11trn in assets

    20 December 2018

    Twelve of Europe’s highest-emitting power companies have been instructed to set out Paris-aligned transition plans by a group of investors with $11.5 trillion in assets under management (AUM), as they warn of the ‘potentially catastrophic’ effects of climate change.

  • EDF signs €4bn ESG-indexed revolving credit facility

    28 November 2018

    French electricity utility EDF has signed a green revolving credit facility (RCF) worth €4 billion ($4.5 billion), for which the payments will depend on sustainability-related performance indicators.

  • EU carbon update, 10 September 2018

    10 September 2018

    A further rise in the price of EU Allowances is likely this week, but the only certainty is more volatility, says Louis Redshaw