• LGIM praises Enel's SDG-linked bond

    08 January 2020

    Legal & General Investment Management has weighed in to the debate on Enel's controversial 'Sustainable Development Goals-linked bonds', arguing that they are "better" than green-labelled issues.

  • HSBC: Enel SDG bonds could be a 'backward step'

    13 November 2019

    HSBC has weighed into the debate on Enel's sustainability-linked bond, criticising the offering as a backwards step because its proceeds are not earmarked for green projects.

  • Sustainability-linked bonds complement and bolster the sustainable finance market

    08 November 2019

    Sustainability-linked bonds have the potential to entice issuers, diversify economic options available to investors, and encourage outcome-focused sustainable finance, argue Aaron Franklin, Paul Davies, Ignacio Domínguez and Kristina Wyatt.

  • Enel's sustainability bond was greenwashing, says Nuveen

    18 October 2019

    Enel's innovative €2.5 billion sustainability-linked bond has been branded greenwashing by Nuveen, one of the biggest investors in green bonds.

  • Bonds round-up: Enel, Ireland, EBRD, IADB ... and more

    16 October 2019
  • Enel's SDG-linked bond strategy 'doesn't mark the demise of the green bond market'

    11 October 2019

    Banks and investors have dismissed claims that the green bond market faces an uncertain future following the issue of Enel's €2.5 billion Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) linked bond.

  • Bonds round-up: France, IFC, Enel, RCBC… and more

    11 September 2019

    France taps green OAT to raise €1.7bn

  • Enel inks ‘world-first SDG-linked’ bond

    06 September 2019

    Enel has issued what it claims is the first bond to link its coupon to the company’s achievement of a renewable energy generation target in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Sustainable finance: it's all about transition! Part one

    06 September 2019

    In the first of this two-part series, Hervé P. Duteil explores the question of what transition finance is and identifies three revolutions within it

  • Coal utilities boosted by €16bn since Paris Agreement, say NGOs

    21 May 2019

    Eight financial institutions have given Europe's 'most polluting utilities' almost €16 billion ($17 billion) in support since the Paris Agreement was signed in December 2015, a new briefing by NGO Europe Beyond Coal has found.