• ESG in Fixed Income Global Series - Sustainability-Linked Products and Social Bonds roundup

    22 June 2021

    Environmental Finance's Sustainability-Linked Products and Social Bonds day - the third of six events in the ESG in Fixed Income Global Series of conferences - ended after two days of panels, presentations and speed networking sessions.

  • Amundi: 'Hot' SLB market set for growth

    21 June 2021

    The sustainability-linked bond (SLB) market is set for strong growth and diversification of issuer types, Amundi has said.

  • Green bond comment, June 2021: Are oil and gas firms still locked out of the sustainable bond market?

    02 June 2021

    The labelled bond market needs to start helping dirty issuers finance the transition, argues Peter Cripps

  • NN IP corporate green bond fund reaches assets milestone, short duration fund doubles

    02 June 2021

    NN Investment Partners (NN IP) said assets in its corporate green bond fund had hit €500 million ($611 million) just over a year after the ground-breaking fund was launched

  • Germany mandates 30-year green bond ahead of planned May issue

    11 May 2021

    Germany has mandated six banks as lead managers for its first 30-year green bond, expected to be issued later in May.

  • ESG in Fixed Income Global Series - Innovation showcase roundup

    11 May 2021

    The topic of transition bonds was a recurring theme at Environmental Finance's Innovation showcase conference - the second of six events in the ESG in Fixed Income Global Series of conferences.

  • Transition bonds may 'not survive' amid lacklustre adoption

    10 May 2021

    The future of 'transition' bonds as a separate label remains uncertain, as market experts questioned the validity of the instrument, despite acknowledging the importance of the sustainable bond market supporting the shift to a low-carbon economy.

  • Social bond fund growth is coming - but perhaps not imminently

    14 April 2021

    After social bond issuance jumped nine-fold in 2020, attention is increasingly turning to the lack of dedicated social bond funds. They are expected to arrive, but perhaps not immediately. Ahren Lester reports

  • NN Investment Partners launches first sovereign green bond fund

    01 April 2021

    NN Investment Partners (NN IP) has launched a green bond fund for the sovereign sector, claiming to be the first sovereign bond fund that aims to have a positive environmental impact through the projects it finances.

  • Green bond fund assets double in 2020

    17 March 2021

    Total assets in green bond funds hit $20 billion at the end of 2020, with some funds tripling in size, Ahren Lester reports, and fund managers expect inflows to continue to power ahead in 2021