• SEB's Flensborg receives Swedish knighthood

    13 September 2021

    Green bond pioneer Christopher Flensborg has received a Swedish knighthood for his work in sustainable finance.

  • Social surge helps 2020 sustainable bond issuance to double

    29 January 2021

    After a record-breaking $600 billion sustainable bond issuance in 2020 in which diversification beyond green bonds gathered pace, expectations are high that the momentum will be carried into 2021. Ahren Lester reports

  • Insurer Skandia buys novel bond to fund diabetes prevention

    17 June 2020

    Swedish insurer Skandia has bought a SEK30 million ($3.2 million) 'health impact' bond from Region Stockholm, the local authority of the Swedish capital.

  • Private equity firm EQT enters €5bn ESG-linked loan facility

    11 June 2020

    Private equity firm EQT has entered into an environmental, social and governance (ESG)-linked, fund-level bridge facility of up to €5 billion ($5.7 billion) with a syndicate of more than 15 lenders, including BNP Paribas and SEB.

  • Sustainability-linked Bond Principles mark new era for bond market

    09 June 2020

    A set of Sustainability-linked Bond Principles (SLBP) was launched today, in a landmark move that is expected to kickstart a new market of labelled bond issuance that will "complement rather than act as an alternative" to the green bond market.

  • Sustainalytics CEO defends pure-play green bond

    01 June 2020

    Sustainalytics has defended its decision to give a second party opinion to a green bond for general corporate purposes, reigniting the debate about whether so-called pure-play companies should be able to access the market.

  • HSBC named largest green, social and sustainability bond manager

    10 February 2020

    HSBC became the largest green, social and sustainability (GSS) bond market underwriter in 2019, in a year marked by rapidly accelerating diversification of the market.

  • Green bond market on track to hit $1trn next summer, says SEB

    21 October 2019

    Cumulative issuance of green bonds, since the market began in 2007, has reached $800 billion which means "we should reach the $1 trillion market next summer," according to Christopher Flensborg, head of climate and sustainable finance at SEB.

  • $150m green bond for oil tanker fleet in pipeline

    02 October 2019

    Teekay Shuttle Tankers, a Canadian shipowner specialising in oil and gas transportation is looking to issue a $150 million green bond to fund the building of new tankers.

  • People Moves: SEB, Crédit Agricole, Amundi, BNP Paribas, RLAM, SIF

    19 July 2019

    Kaminker departs SEB, Crédit Agricole hires former HSBC head and more