• HSBC: Biodiversity-focused SLBs could increase

    06 September 2022

    An increase in the issuance of sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) linked to biodiversity could result from the combination of the forthcoming biodiversity COP with an ICMA release, writes Thomas Cox

  • EU standard proposals could 'shrink pool' of green bonds, says HSBC

    11 April 2022

    The additional EU Green Bond Standard (GBS) criteria proposed by an influential committee run the risk of "shrinking the pool" of green bond issuers and projects by being overly complicated and restrictive, according to HSBC.

  • Sustainable bonds in 2022 - beyond $1trn

    23 December 2021

    After another record-breaking 2021, hopes are high that sustainable bond issuance will surge past $1 trillion in 2022. Ahren Lester reports

  • EU targets €225bn green bond issuance amid strengthened climate push

    16 September 2020

    The EU said it intends to raise 30% of its €750 billion ($890 billion) Next Generation EU (NGEU) recovery fund through the issuance of green bonds, as it boosted its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions target for 2030.

  • Potential EU green bond issuance faces three obstacles - HSBC

    15 September 2020

    Three hurdles stand in the way of the European Union if it wishes to issue its own green bonds as part of its agreed €750 billion ($892 billion) Covid-19 recovery plan, according to HSBC.