Sustainable bond market risks fragmentation amid 'regulatory overload'
By Ahren Lester at the ICMA AGM in Paris
Sovereign sustainability-linked debt initiative launched
A World Bank and Asian Development Bank (ADB)-backed initiative to "catalyse" sovereign sustainability-linked debt issuance has been launched to provide technical support to increase the volume, quality and impact of such issuances.
The EBRD's investment in green bonds passes €1bn
As the multilateral development institution celebrates a milestone, Friso de Jong and Dan Storey explain the EBRD's future work priorities
Emerging markets 'need their own taxonomy'
Emerging markets need their own taxonomy of sustainable activities that is even more granular than the EU Taxonomy, according to one ESG data expert.
Five-year, €500m blended finance goal launched with APG backing
An initiative to 'mobilise' €500 million ($563 million) to decarbonise economies in eastern Europe and central Asia has been launched by The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and ILX Management (ILX).
2X Challenge aims to raise $15bn in gender-lens climate finance
The 2X Challenge has announced it aims to raise $15 billion for gender-lens investment after securing more than double its original $3 billion target.
Bank of China transition bond a 'missed opportunity'
The Bank of China transition bond was ground-breaking in its claims to align with the newly launched transition finance recommendations, reports Ahren Lester, but experts judged the transaction as failing to live up to its promise and ambition
In praise of cost-effective carbon markets
Carbon markets offer the flexibility countries need to meet their NDCs, argues Jan-Willem van de Ven
Dai-ichi Life boosts sustainable investments with Covid-related bonds
Japanese insurer Dai-ichi Life has increased its investments in social and sustainability bonds by about $190 million via two private Covid-19-related bond placements.
Sweden's Kommuninvest in latest green bond agreement with GPIF
Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) - the world's largest pension fund - has announced another significant partnership in its efforts "to promote and develop sustainable capital markets".