• Sustainable bond market will become 'too large to ignore' for US issuers

    26 October 2023

    Despite a surprisingly lacklustre US sustainable bond issuance response to the massive climate-focused Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) stimulus package, a green bond investor argues that "problem" of cautious US issuers will soon "take care of itself" as the market grows.

  • 'First' green bond fund in major revamp as market matures

    26 October 2023

    Nikko Asset Management has significantly revamped its ground-breaking green bond fund, as it reflects on the increasing opportunity in the sustainable bond market, Steve Williams tells Ahren Lester

  • Japan: a land of climate opportunity

    29 September 2023

    Japan has high GHG emissions but its companies provide a compelling energy transition investment opportunity, writes Masayuki Teraguchi

  • Q&A - reflections of a green bond pioneer

    19 February 2020

    In February 2010, while CIO at Nikko Asset Management, Stuart Kinnersley* established the world's first dedicated green bond fund - the Nikko/World Bank Green Bond Fund. 10 years on, he answers questions about the subsequent developments in this space and his hopes for the coming decade.

  • MS&AD plans to launch ¥10bn sustainability bond fund

    18 March 2019

    Japanese insurance group MS&AD plans to launch a sustainability or green-themed bond fund with a target size of ¥10 billion ($90 million) in 2019, Environmental Finance has learned.

  • $2.3trn of Asian investors join Climate Action 100+

    23 October 2018

    Asian investors with a combined $2.3 trillion in assets have signed up to engagement initiative Climate Action 100+.