• 'Sleeping' sustainability-linked leveraged loans 'need to be stamped out'

    09 February 2024

    The unwelcome resurgence of 'sleeping sustainability-linked' leveraged loans - which are signed before key sustainability provisions are finalised - needs to be "stamped out" in 2024, according to Fitch Solutions-owned Covenant Review.

  • 'Pretty poor' 2023 for sustainability-linked leveraged loans

    07 February 2024

    2023 was a "pretty poor" year for European sustainability-linked leverage loan deals as borrowers and investors avoided the instrument, according to Fitch Solutions-owned Covenant Review.

  • Energy companies 'failing to shift away from fossil fuels', warns Sustainable Fitch

    06 February 2024

    Energy companies have made "limited progress" towards hitting their net zero carbon targets, Sustainable Fitch has warned, with just one of 12 firms assessed awarded a 'green' rating.

  • Blue bonds look set to grow in interest, predicts Sustainable Fitch

    02 February 2024

    Amid a rise in labelled bonds with water management characteristics and growing focus on water risk, Sustainable Fitch has predicted that blue bonds will see growth in 2024.

  • Singapore taxonomy a sign of things to come for transition finance, says Fitch

    17 January 2024

    Singapore's sustainability taxonomy is an internationally significant development that is likely to kick-start financing deals for 'transition' activities, Sustainable Fitch has said.

  • Use of proceeds bonds 'increasingly target biodiversity'

    16 January 2024

    Issuance of bonds that list biodiversity-related measures among their eligible 'use of proceeds' has grown "substantially" in recent years, Sustainable Fitch said, as it argued the labelled bond market has an outsized role to play in biodiversity protection.

  • Nature poses credit risk to Asian sovereigns

    05 January 2024

    Nature-related risks such as flooding or cyclones pose a major credit risk to south and southeast Asian sovereigns, Fitch Ratings has warned.

  • Bond round-up: Colombia, Metawater, Mitsui OSK Lines ... and more

    20 December 2023
  • Fitch: Social to rise up the sustainable bond agenda in 2024

    19 December 2023

    Nature-related sustainable bond issuance is set to give social co-benefits greater prominence in 2024, Sustainable Fitch says. Ahren Lester reports

  • 'Blue' bond guidance will support market in 2024 - but not debt-for-nature swaps

    19 December 2023

    Recent guidance around 'blue' bond issuance to support the growth of the water-focused sustainable bond market could result in debt-for-nature swap transactions dropping the blue bond label, according to Sustainable Fitch.