A transition taxonomy: ready or not?
Could extending the EU's taxonomy to unsustainable and intermediate activities prove trickier than work on 'green', Michael Hurley asks
45% of NIB environmental bond activities EU Taxonomy-aligned
45% of the activities funded by Nordic Investment Bank (NIB)'s environmental bonds (NEBs) fully align with the EU's taxonomy of sustainable activities, analysis has suggested.
NIB: Ukraine invasion could create medium-term green growth
Russia's invasion of Ukraine could trigger medium-term growth in the renewables market, as countries seek to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels imported from Russia, an executive at the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) said.
NIB promotes sustainability-linked loan 'ambition' amid lending ramp-up
The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) said it intends to "promote ambition" in the fast-growing sustainability-linked loan market through its own lending activities,...
Oceans and blue economy briefing afternoon round up
The second instalment in a series of thematic briefing afternoons that Environmental Finance is running throughout the year on the topic of Natural Capital Investment.
Environmental Finance celebrates World Oceans Day
To coincide with the UN World Oceans Day, Environmental Finance will host a thematic briefing afternoon focusing on oceans and the blue economy, to examine one of the most exciting areas of natural capital investment.
Sustainability-linked bonds are 'more powerful than green bonds'
ESG in Fixed Income Europe 2020 conference: The 'use of proceeds' model adopted by most green bonds came under attack, amid allegations that it is susceptible to 'greenwashing'.
The Future of ESG Data: Environmental concerns rising up the agenda for sovereign bonds
Environmental factors are becoming increasingly material considerations for investors in sovereign bonds, according to a panel of experts at Environmental Finance's The Future of ESG Data conference.
IFC elected chair of GBP/SBP excom
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has been elected chair of the executive committee (excom) of the green, social and sustainability-linked bond principles
Sustainability-linked Bond Principles mark new era for bond market
A set of Sustainability-linked Bond Principles (SLBP) was launched today, in a landmark move that is expected to kickstart a new market of labelled bond issuance that will "complement rather than act as an alternative" to the green bond market.