HSBC: 'Inklings' of more nuanced investor demands of SLB targets
HSBC said there are already "inklings" of investors returning to more nuanced assessments of sustainability-linked bonds (SLB) in 2023, with less pressure on issuers setting vague targets for emissions reductions in their value chains.
SLB step-downs are 'opportunity' for sovereigns
HSBC has highlighted an "opportunity" for sovereigns to include 'step-down' provisions in their sustainability-linked bond frameworks.
HSBC urges investors to support under threat social bond market
HSBC has urged investors to continue to support the social bond market or else it is "under threat", after social investment dropped materially following a boost in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.