ISS to launch climate scoring and voting tools
Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) will launch a climate scoring and a voting tool next month, which will allow investors to create customised climate voting policies.
Green bond round-up, 30 January
Spanish telecommunications company Telefonica has made its debut in the green bond market, raising €1 billion in a five-year deal. It claims this is the first bond from an issuer in the telecoms sector.
ISS to supply Apex fund clients with ESG data
Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) has partnered with fund administration company Apex to provide environmental, social and governance (ESG) data to investment managers.
ERM snaps up SustainAbility as industry consolidation continues
Environmental Resources Management (ERM), a specialist consultancy with 160 offices worldwide, has acquired SustainAbility, the pioneering think tank and advisory firm set up by John Elkington and Julia Hailes in 1987.
Green bond round-up, 9 May
BBVA has tapped the green bond market with the largest ever green bond issue by a Eurozone financial institution.
Green bond round-up, 25 April
More than $3.3 billion of green bonds have settled in the first three days of this week*, with announcements suggesting that a strong pipeline of issuance of green and social bonds can be expected in coming weeks.
ISS expands ESG offering with Oekom acquisition
Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) has continued to build out its capabilities in the environmental, social and governance (ESG) data arena, with the acquisition of Oekom Research, arguably the last of the independent second party opinion providers in the green bond market.
NRW issues its largest sustainability bond
The State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) has priced a €2.025 billion ($2.51 billion) sustainability bond – its largest ever.
Green bond round-up, 20 September 2017
Mexico City Airport Trust has returned to the green bond market with the biggest corporate issue to date – a two-tranche $4 billion bond – to finance what it claims will be the world's most sustainable airport.
Nordea roadshows green bond at Environmental Finance conference
Scandinavian financial services group Nordea is this week roadshowing its inaugural green bond, including meeting investors on the sidelines of Environmental Finance's Green Bonds Europe 2017 conference.