• Hong Kong to form ESG code of conduct working group

    01 November 2023

    A group is to be established to promote a "globally consistent" code of conduct for ESG ratings and data providers in Hong Kong.

  • ICMA: 'Clearly declining trend' to SLB 'greenwashing' controversies

    10 October 2023

    The number of 'greenwashing' controversies related to sustainability-linked bond (SLB) issuances has fallen significantly since the start of 2023, according to research by the International Capital Market Association (ICMA).

  • ICMA publishes blue bond guide in 'big step forward' for market

    06 September 2023

    A long-anticipated blue bond guide has been published, in a "big step forward" for the development of the water-focused sustainable bond market.

  • Investing for resilience

    23 June 2023

    A stronger commitment to transforming our capital markets has the potential to bring prosperity and stability to billions of people, argue Jerome Haegeli and Bryan Pascoe

  • Enel, DZ Bank join Principles ExCom as Fannie Mae exits

    23 June 2023

    Enel, DZ Bank and BNP Paribas Asset Management were among those elected to the executive committee (ExCom) which develop the influential sustainable bond principles, but Fannie Mae's exit marks a quick end to US issuer representation on the executive.

  • ICMA Principles: Transition handbook gets first update

    22 June 2023

    The Climate Transition Finance Handbook (CTFH) has received its first revision since publication, as part of a broader update to the numerous bond principles and guidelines overseen by ICMA.

  • ICMA Principles: Transition and sustainability-linked bond updates expected

    16 June 2023

    The International Capital Market Association (ICMA)-administered sustainable bond principles are expected to update their transition finance handbook and expand sustainability-linked bond guidance at its annual general meeting next week.

  • China legacy green bond 'common ground taxonomy' relabelling due soon

    26 May 2023

    The China Green Finance Committee is preparing to publish its methodology for relabelling existing Chinese green bonds as being in alignment with the 'common ground taxonomy' (CGT) in a "couple of months' time".