Green bonds crucial to real estate transition
Labelled bonds have a key role to play in helping the sector to meet its environmental goals, writes Max Roper
18% of sustainability-linked bonds 'pose greenwashing risk'
Almost one-in-five sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) in the market pose "too great a greenwashing risk" for MainStreet Partners, compared with less than one-in-ten for specific use-of-proceeds bonds.
REC-reduced emissions targets are 'not reputable', says MainStreet
The use of 'market-based' emissions targets for sustainability-linked instruments is "not reputable", as it demonstrates no long-term operational sustainability improvement, according to MainStreet Partners.
Sustainability-linked bond target rebasing threatens credibility of market
The baselines used to set sustainability-linked bond (SLB) targets are being changed "a lot" more than expected, in a trend that threatens the credibility of the market, MainStreet Partners has warned.
30% of sustainability-linked bond targets 'on track to fail'
Up to 30% of all sustainability-linked bond (SLB) targets on the market are "on track to fail," which MainStreet Partners said is getting close to "alarming" levels for issuers and investors.
MainStreet: 28% of green bonds 'already meet' EU Green Bond Standard
MainStreet Partners said 28% of existing green and sustainability bonds already meet the main components of the provisional EU Green Bond Standard (EU GBS), with the sustainable investment advisor expecting this number to grow.
Poor data driving emerging- and developed-market ESG fund divide, says report
Emerging markets-focused sustainable funds in the EU are 'disadvantaged' by unusable data, a report has found.
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