ESG in Fixed Income Americas 2023: Investors call for green bond market improvements
Investors recommended structural improvements for some of the deals in the labelled bond market, hoping it may lead to improved quality of transactions.
CBI launches sustainability-linked bond certification scheme
The Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) has launched a certification scheme for sustainability-linked bonds and company-level transition plans, in what the influential not-for-profit called a "major step forward" for financial markets.
10 US asset managers emit 3bn oil barrels a year
The annual financed emissions of 10 of the largest US asset managers are equivalent of three billion oil barrels, a report has said,...
US climate disclosure tussle develops over SEC filings role
A tussle is developing over whether mandatory climate disclosures in the US should feature in the closely scrutinised annual regulatory filings or as a separate document, with some major firms opposing inclusion in annual filings but some significant investors backing such a move.
Emerging market sustainable bonds deliver 'more impact'
Despite the misconception, market experts explained that emerging market sustainable bonds can deliver more impact for investors than developed market paper. Ahren Lester reports
ESG in Fixed Income Global Series - Americas focus day roundup
Environmental Finance's Americas focus day - the first of six events in the ESG in Fixed Income Global Series of conferences - ended after a day of panels, presentations and speed networking sessions.
Biden's $2trn infra plan could 'double size of US muni green bond market'
US President Joe Biden's plans for an $2 trillion infrastructure investment could help double the size of the green US muni bond market, experts believe.
BlackRock, DWS, Natixis show 'basic' commitment to ESG, says Morningstar
Morningstar has identified Vanguard and Lyxor among asset managers with a 'low' level of commitment to ESG topics, whilst BlackRock, DWS, Natixis and UBS were flagged for their 'basic' approaches.
Enel, Pimco launch CFO principles for SDGs
Pimco and Enel have helped launch a set of principles designed to drive increased corporate investment in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).