• KfW: 'Greenium discussion is back' with €4bn green bond

    01 May 2024

    KfW has raised €4 billion ($4.3 billion) from an "extraordinary" green bond of 2024, which the German development bank said reopens the discussions around the 'greenium' for green bonds.

  • UK 'Gold standard' transition plan framework released

    09 October 2023

    The Transition Plan Taskforce has published its final 'gold standard' framework for transition plans, which should pave the way for mandatory transition plan disclosure in the UK.

  • SME GHG emissions reporting 'disjointed', says Bankers for Net-Zero

    28 September 2023
  • Varco Energy secures £58m debt financing from NatWest

    25 September 2023
  • NatWest: Transition plans still tricky under EU SFDR

    04 September 2023

    Uncertainty still reigns among fund managers around how to handle investee transition plans under the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), according to NatWest.

  • NatWest hails Acciona's additionality-driven framework

    31 July 2023

    With a focus on local impact and EU Taxonomy-aligned capital expenditure, Pietro Stimamiglio says Acciona is looking to up the game for sustainable finance. Ahren Lester reports

  • Time is ripe for Scope 3 sustainability-linked bond growth, says NatWest

    19 July 2023

    The sustainability-linked bond (SLB) market has made "significant progress" on refining targets and being "level-headed" around failure, which NatWest thinks could trigger more Scope 3 emissions targets.

  • NatWest: US asset managers have rapidly caught up on climate

    27 June 2023

    US asset managers have rapidly caught up when it comes to integrating climate change into their investment decision making, according to researchers.

  • 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.