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  • Social surge helps 2020 sustainable bond issuance to double

    29 January 2021

    After a record-breaking $600 billion sustainable bond issuance in 2020 in which diversification beyond green bonds gathered pace, expectations are high that the momentum will be carried into 2021. Ahren Lester reports

  • BIS launches second green bond fund for central banks

    25 January 2021

    The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has launched a euro-denominated green bond fund for central banks, joining its inaugural fund launched in 2019.

  • NGFS to turn its gaze to biodiversity loss

    22 December 2020
  • EU 'brown' taxonomy proposals split financial sector

    07 December 2020
  • News Round Up: Amundi, NGFS, European Central Bank, IIGCC, and more

    19 November 2020
  • News round-up: Japan's net zero goal, Willis Towers Watson, Rockefeller Foundation ... and more

    26 October 2020
  • Green, social and sustainability bond market nearly doubles in third quarter

    05 October 2020

    In a year thrown into disarray by the coronavirus pandemic, Ahren Lester reports on how issuance of green, social and sustainability bonds has continued to power ahead, helped by a broadening range of issuers and more large issues.

  • ECB gives green light to sustainability-linked bonds

    23 September 2020

    The European Central Bank (ECB) has announced that sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) will be eligible as collateral and for its asset purchase programmes from 2021, delivering an important boost to the nascent asset class.

  • EU recovery fund deal could boost green bond market: S&P

    24 July 2020

    A massive potential 'green' debt issuance to fund the EU coronavirus (Covid-19) recovery plan could help crowd-in further green private capital to the market, S&P Global Ratings tells Ahren Lester.

  • ECB holds about 20% of all green bonds - Lagarde

    08 June 2020

    The European Central Bank (ECB) has bought up about a fifth of the green bond market, according to its president Christine Lagarde.