• Biodiversity: lessons from the Dutch working group

    31 July 2020

    A number of leading Dutch financial institutions have joined forces to boost knowledge about biodiversity within the financial sector. Merel Hendriks and Simon Zwagemakers outline some of the key developments

  • Banks step up action on biodiversity

    15 June 2020

    Natixis, HSBC and a number of Dutch banks are calling for the financial sector to accelerate action to prevent biodiversity loss.

  • Bonds round-up: TenneT, Philips, NWB, LBBW, Avangrid and more...

    22 May 2019

    SFIL, a state-owned lender to French local authorities, has issued a €1 billion ($1.1 billion) social bond, following a similar transaction by its Caffil subsidiary in February 2019.

  • Winners of Environmental Finance Bond Awards 2019 honoured by market

    02 April 2019

    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.

  • Green Bonds round-up, 28 November

    28 November 2018

    France's state-owned postal company La Poste saw its inaugural €500 million ($564 million) green bond attract orders amounting to more than €2.1 billion.

  • Lombard Odier/AIM impact bond fund reveals environmental, social impacts

    10 October 2018

    The Global Climate Bond fund, launched by Lombard Odier Investment Managers in partnership with Affirmative Investment Management (AIM), helped prevent emissions equivalent to 78,431 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) a year in 2017, as well as supporting 75MW of renewable energy and the treatment of 6,893m3 of wastewater.

  • Fixed Income and ESG, featuring the Green Bonds Europe conference

    02 July 2018

    More than 300 delegates assembled in London to discuss the rapidly growing green and sustainability bond market, and the broader topic of integrating ESG into fixed income.

  • Pimco issues call for greater supply of SDG bonds

    19 June 2018

    Pimco would like to see more bond issuers replicate HSBC’s $1 billion UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)-aligned bond, a portfolio manager at the company has said.

  • Green bond round-up, 7 June

    07 June 2017

    Dutch public sector lender Nederlandse WaterschapsBank (NWB) has issued a €2 billion ($2.3 billion) affordable housing bond, its first in the social bond market.

  • Union Investment set to launch green bond fund in April

    06 March 2017

    German Asset manager Union Investment is set to launch a labelled green bond fund in April.