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Bond round-up: France, EIB, Enel ... and more
Enel returns to sustainability-linked bonds with €1.75bn deal
The biggest issuer of sustainability-linked bonds (SLB) has returned to the market after nearly a year's absence.
Sovereigns lead 2023 sustainable bond issuance back to growth
Resurgent green bond issuance and record-breaking activity from governments edged the sustainable bond market back close to $1 trillion in 2023, Ahren Lester reports
Asset managers' climate stewardship needs to be 'dismantled', says pension fund
An analysis of asset managers' voting records on climate resolutions at oil and gas companies has triggered one of the UK's biggest pension funds to call for a "complete dismantling" of the industry's approach to stewardship.
EU Green Bonds: reducing the risk of greenwashing
The EU's Green Bond Regulation will create an extra burden for issuers, but issues that comply will prove more attractive to investors, write Massimiliano Danusso and Francesca Marchetti
NBIM warns London listing change would curb investor influence
The manager of the world's largest sovereign wealth fund has added its voice to warnings that the UK's plans to reform its listing rules could "decrease" the influence of investor engagement with companies.
Enel, DZ Bank join Principles ExCom as Fannie Mae exits
Enel, DZ Bank and BNP Paribas Asset Management were among those elected to the executive committee (ExCom) which develop the influential sustainable bond principles, but Fannie Mae's exit marks a quick end to US issuer representation on the executive.