• Sustainable bond pricing perk 'not enough' for emerging market issuers

    12 March 2021

    A webinar organised by Environmental Finance and the IFC heard from emerging market issuers of green, social and sustainability bonds about their experiences. Ahren Lester reports

  • Pakistan explores issuing first sovereign 'nature performance bond'

    26 February 2021

    Pakistan could become the first sovereign to issue a nature performance bond, it has been revealed.

  • Bank of China transition bond a 'missed opportunity'

    12 January 2021

    The Bank of China transition bond was ground-breaking in its claims to align with the newly launched transition finance recommendations, reports Ahren Lester, but experts judged the transaction as failing to live up to its promise and ambition

  • 2020 sustainable bond issuance jumps two-thirds amid social breakthrough

    05 January 2021
  • In praise of cost-effective carbon markets

    30 December 2020

    Carbon markets offer the flexibility countries need to meet their NDCs, argues Jan-Willem van de Ven

  • UNDP to identify SDG investment 'opportunity areas'

    24 December 2020

    The UN Development Programme (UNDP) is to next year publish research on 'investment opportunity areas' for investments that advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • US DFC aims to catalyse $50bn in private impact investments

    25 November 2020

    The US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) says it will commit more than $25 billion as part of its first global impact development strategy - which it claims will help drive a further $50 billion in private impact investments.

  • Asian firms overtake US on emissions disclosure, says Arabesque

    23 November 2020

    The proportion of Asian companies reporting carbon emissions has jumped above that of US firms in 2019, according to a report by sustainability-focused asset manager Arabesque, although European corporates continue to lead.

  • Climate risk vulnerability significantly hikes emerging economy borrowing costs

    12 October 2020

    Emerging economies that are highly vulnerable to climate risk have been hit with "significant rises" to their cost of borrowing, according to a report, more than doubling the sovereign bond yield premium compared with lower risk peers.

  • UNDP publishes SDG Impact Standards for private equity

    07 October 2020

    A set of standards designed to help private equity fund managers and investors finance the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been published by the UN Development Programme (UNDP).