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  • EDF green bonds 'at risk' after French nuclear weapon move, says Barclays

    12 April 2024

    The green bonds issued by EDF are "most at risk" of selling pressure by investors after the French utility firm announced a proposed nuclear weapon material supply deal with the French government, according to Barclays.

  • 'All investors should push companies to issue SLBs,' says Barclays

    08 April 2024

    All equity and fixed income investors should be encouraging companies to issue sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) at scale, according to Barclays, in a show of support for the declining instrument.

  • Barclays: 18% boost to 2024 corporate sustainable bond forecast

    05 April 2024

    Corporate sustainable bond issuance forecasts in developed markets in 2024 have been increased by 18% by Barclays, after a strong start driven by green and social bonds offset a steep decline in sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs).

  • SLB step-ups a long way from being financially punitive, says Barclays

    25 March 2024

    The penalties for missing the targets set by sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) would have to be at least 10 times what the market currently offers to be big enough to incentivise companies to change their behaviour, Barclays has argued.

  • Green bond investors eschew EDF 'nuclear' green bond

    14 February 2024

    Dedicated green bond investors largely avoided the ground-breaking 'nuclear' green bond from French energy firm EDF, according to Barclays - but there was "good demand" from sustainable investors more widely.

  • Corporate sustainable bond issuance 'slump' to reverse in 2024, says Barclays

    05 January 2024

    Corporate sustainable bond issuance in 2024 is forecast to reverse following a two-year "slump" as US dollar supply returns to growth following a sharp decline in 2023, according to Barclays.

  • Barclays: UK 'Sustainability Improvers' fund label risks being 'catch-all'

    04 January 2024

    The 'Sustainability Improvers' label under the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) voluntary fund labelling rules risks being a "catch-all" investment category, warned Barclays.

  • PPC: Transition commitment prevented 'forced selling' of SLB, says Barclays

    28 April 2023

    The clear transition commitment outlined by Public Power Corporation (PPC) appears to have helped avoid "forced selling" of its sustainability-linked bond (SLB) after a target failure,...