• NatWest: SLBs 'evolving' despite volatile global economy

    29 September 2022

    The sustainability-linked bond (SLB) market will continue to evolve as it diversifies to include issuers in previously underrepresented sectors, despite a volatile macro backdrop, an executive at NatWest bank has said.

  • NatWest: Biodiversity-linked sovereign SLBs could be 'powerful'

    27 September 2022

    More sovereign sustainability-linked bond (SLBs) issuances could include targets related to biodiversity or natural capital, to build on growing momentum around the topic, an executive at NatWest bank has said.

  • 2022 Environmental Finance Bond Awards winners revealed

    31 March 2022

    The winners have been announced for the 2022 Environmental Finance Bond Awards, which celebrate the leading green, social, sustainability and sustainability-linked (GSSS) bond and loan deals in 2021 and recognise significant market participants.

  • Banking on net zero ... by 2050

    08 December 2021

    The Net Zero Banking Alliance has attracted some of the world's biggest lenders. What has been achieved so far, asks Thomas Cox

  • Second UK green bond secures largest sovereign oversubscription

    22 October 2021

    The UK has issued the sovereign green bond with the longest tenor after it raised £6 billion ($8.3 billion) from its second issue, with the transaction more than 12-times oversubscribed by investors.

  • 'Even leading banking practices fail basic climate, biodiversity tests' - ShareAction

    06 September 2021

    Most of Europe's largest banks have targets to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to net zero - but very few banks have taken concrete steps to achieve this and even leading practices in the sector fail "basic" quality tests, according to research by non-profit ShareAction.

  • Banks with $29trn in assets pledge to set 2050 'net zero' targets

    21 April 2021

    A group of banks with about $28.5 trillion in assets has joined a UN-convened 'Net Zero Banking Alliance', and in doing so pledged to "align operational and attributable emissions from their portfolios with pathways to net-zero by 2050 or sooner".