• ICMA working on 'green enabling' activities guidance to counter 'greenwashing reflex'

    24 May 2024

    The International Capital Market Association (ICMA)-administered Principles is preparing to publish some guidance for 'green enabling' activities in advance of its annual general meeting (AGM) in June.

  • ICMA Principles 'to focus more on impact reporting'

    28 June 2023

    The chair of the executive committee that oversees the sustainable bond 'Principles' said one of its priorities for the next year should be helping green bond issuers focus more on reporting impact metrics, as opposed to outcomes.

  • Sustainable bond market risks fragmentation amid 'regulatory overload'

    25 May 2023

    By Ahren Lester at the ICMA AGM in Paris

  • Emerging markets 'need their own taxonomy'

    29 April 2022

    Emerging markets need their own taxonomy of sustainable activities that is even more granular than the EU Taxonomy, according to one ESG data expert.

  • ESG in Fixed Income Europe 2020 conference: Day one round up

    12 November 2020

    The annual conference is being held virtually this year and attracted over 600 delegates on its first day

  • No one-size-fits-all approach for financing climate transition, says Morgan Stanley

    06 November 2020

    Ahead of Environmental Finance's ESG in Fixed Income Europe 2020 virtual conference next week, speakers reflect on the balance between purity and pragmatism when financing climate transition strategies

  • Supporting transition through green bond issuance

    05 November 2019

    EBRD issued its first green transition bond last month. Isabelle Laurent and Carel Cronenberg explain its approach

  • The anatomy of a taxonomy

    11 July 2018

    The European Commission has a highly ambitious target - to develop a taxonomy to define what is green and act as a compass for sustainable finance. But there's a long and rocky road ahead for this controversial initiative, find Nick Roumpis and Peter Cripps

  • EBRD issues its biggest ever green bond

    14 July 2016

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has priced its largest ever green bond, in an issue that was upsized to $650 million.