Green, social and sustainability bond market nearly doubles in third quarter
In a year thrown into disarray by the coronavirus pandemic, Ahren Lester reports on how issuance of green, social and sustainability bonds has continued to power ahead, helped by a broadening range of issuers and more large issues.
The biggest announcements so far from Climate Week
As Climate Week draws to a close, here are some of the most important announcements from an event defined by the coronavirus pandemic.
Boom time for green bond funds
Green bond funds reported sizeable assets growth in 2019, Ahren Lester explains, as the green bond market benefitted from rising market credibility and the arrival of ubiquitous corporate names.
NN launches corporate green bond fund
NN Investment Partners has launched a corporate green bond fund amid significant growth in the level of issuance from companies in 2019.
ESG in Fixed Income featuring Green bonds Americas conference 2019
The conference attracted 300 delegates this year, as the discussion broadened out to cover sustainability in the overall fixed income market. Michael Hurley and Peter Cripps report
Telecoms green bonds ‘in top half’ of S&P’s Green Evaluation
Green telecom bonds would fall in the top half of S&P’s scoring range under its Green Evaluation analysis, indicating a positive environmental impact, according to a report by the ratings agency.
Green bond comment September: Are stringent standards a good thing?
Heads were turned when it was recently revealed that just 17% of the market value of bonds contained in the Bloomberg Barclays MSCI Green Bond Index would meet the proposed EU Taxonomy criteria – and thus be eligible to be verified in line with the EU Green Bond Standard (GBS).
ESG in Fixed Income, featuring the Green Bonds Americas conference 2019 - early bird ends this Friday
The fifth annual ESG in Fixed Income, featuring the Green Bonds Americas conference will take place in New York on 17 September.
Green bonds seize larger share of fixed income market in record Q1, says Moody's
Green bond issuance rocketed 40% in the first quarter of 2019, shrugging off a decline in the wider fixed income market, according to Moody's.
Green bond comment, April: A return to form
After pausing for breath in 2018, the market for green, social and sustainability bonds surged again in the first quarter of this year.