Sustainability-linked bonds complement and bolster the sustainable finance market
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.
US carbon markets evolve for the future
Regional carbon trading in North America has survived numerous challenges and setbacks but looks well-positioned for further growth, says Katie Kouchakji.
Winners of Environmental Finance Bond Awards 2019 honoured by market
The Environmental Finance Bond Awards 2019 feature several repeat winners alongside many new names, as 13 extra categories were added this year in response to the rapid growth of social and sustainability bonds.
First sovereign blue bond launched
The Republic of Seychelles has issued a first-of-its-kind sovereign 'blue bond' to help conserve its marine environment, sparking hopes that the deal will kickstart a new market for ocean-themed bonds.
Thoughts on green bonds' legal documents
The sustainable finance market should avoid overreacting to extraordinary events and maintain its market-building approach, argues Aaron Franklin
Banking on a changing climate? Part 2
Climate change poses a significant threat to banks. How big is their exposure to climate risks, and what are they doing to mitigate them, asks Peter Cripps. The second part of this two-part feature explores physical risks and liability risks
Structural work underpins carbon market optimism
If 2017 was the year of carbon market maintenance, with legislation extending the life of schemes in the US and Europe, 2018 could be defined by greater linking between initiatives, says Michael Hurley
The legal risks of reporting climate risks
The Task Force for Climate-related Financial Disclosures' recommendations were widely welcomed by the market. But are there legal risks attached to their implementation, asks Hamza Ali
How to minimise the legal risks of green bonds
There are a number of ways in which issuers of green bonds can minimise the legal risks attached to them, argues Aaron Franklin
Private equity firm buys Infigen wind portfolio for $274m
Private equity firm ArcLight Capital Partners has acquired Infigen Energy's entire US wind portfolio in a deal worth $274 million.