SEB's Flensborg receives Swedish knighthood
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Kaminker departs SEB, Crédit Agricole hires former HSBC head and more