• Enel, Pimco launch CFO principles for SDGs

    24 September 2020

    Pimco and Enel have helped launch a set of principles designed to drive increased corporate investment in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Paper firm Suzano outlines sustainability-linked financing framework

    03 September 2020

    Brazilian paper and pulp firm Suzano has launched its sustainability-linked securities framework ahead of a potential bond issue, less than three months after international principles for the instruments were revealed.

  • Norwegian oil fund continues ESG engagement ahead of renewables push

    18 August 2020

    The manager of the giant Norwegian sovereign wealth fund reported it was continuing to engage heavily with firms on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, but was yet to get off-the-mark in its renewable energy investments.

  • Major European banks provided large-scale financial support to coal industry

    15 July 2020

    European banks including Barclays, BNP Paribas and Societe Generale loaned billions of euros to coal companies across the EU in 2019, according to a report.

  • IFC elected chair of GBP/SBP excom

    06 July 2020

    The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has been elected chair of the executive committee (excom) of the green, social and sustainability-linked bond principles

  • Sustainability-linked Bond Principles mark new era for bond market

    09 June 2020

    A set of Sustainability-linked Bond Principles (SLBP) was launched today, in a landmark move that is expected to kickstart a new market of labelled bond issuance that will "complement rather than act as an alternative" to the green bond market.

  • Pimco engages with 175 issuers for ESG portfolios

    21 May 2020
  • Norwegian oil fund exits stakes in 12 firms on ESG concerns

    13 May 2020

    The giant Norwegian oil fund has excluded a dozen companies from investment due to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) concerns, including mining giants such as Anglo American, Glencore and Vale in which it was a major shareholder.

  • Winners revealed in Environmental Finance's Bond Awards 2020

    30 March 2020

    Environmental Finance's Bond Awards were expanded again this year to reflect the growth and evolution of the green, social and sustainability (GSS) bond markets and to include the nascent GSS loan market.

  • Sustainability-linked bonds 'could outgrow green bond market', says ICMA's Pfaff

    14 February 2020

    The nascent sustainability-linked bond market could outgrow the green bond market, according to the International Capital Market Association, which administers the Green Bond Principles.