HSBC: Biodiversity-focused SLBs could increase
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
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.
EU targets €225bn green bond issuance amid strengthened climate push
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
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.