• Indian regulator sets minimum threshold for mutual fund ESG investments

    24 July 2023

    Mutual funds in India that market their products as 'ESG' funds will be required to invest at least 80% of their assets in designated sustainability-related activities, under a new framework unveiled by the country's regulator.

  • Enel, DZ Bank join Principles ExCom as Fannie Mae exits

    23 June 2023

    Enel, DZ Bank and BNP Paribas Asset Management were among those elected to the executive committee (ExCom) which develop the influential sustainable bond principles, but Fannie Mae's exit marks a quick end to US issuer representation on the executive.

  • EIB issues 'first' digital green bond in Europe

    20 June 2023

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) has raised SEK1 billion ($93 million) from the first "digital green bond" in Europe, which was issued through an open source platform developed by SEB and Crédit Agricole CIB (CA-CIB).

  • Indian regulator approves ESG reporting system, ESG ratings regulation

    03 April 2023

    The Indian securities market regulator has approved plans for a new 'streamlined' ESG reporting system and regulation of providers of ESG ratings in a bid to increase confidence in disclosures.

  • India keen to 'set the pace' on ESG, says HSBC

    24 February 2023

    Recent regulatory developments that push India's ESG requirements forward show it is looking to "set the pace in certain areas", HSBC has said.

  • COP27 sees progress on bilateral partnerships

    30 January 2023

    The climate conference saw multilateral talks stagnate but bilateral partnerships show the way forward, argue Lina Apsheva and Gregor Vulturius

  • SEB: US, Asia to lead 2023 sustainable debt market rebound

    23 December 2022

    The labelled sustainable debt market will bounce back in 2023, to potentially set a fresh annual issuance total, helped by a strong performance from the US sustainable bond market, SEB has forecast.

  • ECB bond buying climate tilt faces 'restrictions' in energy sector, says SEB

    24 November 2022

    The options for the European Central Bank (ECB) to tilt away from carbon intensive issuers in its trillion-euro corporate bond buying programme are "particularly restricted" in the energy sector, according to a study of the central bank's proposed climate scoring system.

  • 'Sky high' central bank interest in GDP-equivalent natural capital metric

    16 November 2022

    There is "sky high" interest from central banks in adopting new natural capital metrics such as Gross Ecosystem Product (GEP)...