• "Inflection point" reached on biodiversity in bond markets

    07 June 2024

    Improving data and capacity mean biodiversity within fixed income markets has hit an "exciting inflection point" but warned issuance might remain limited, Morningstar Sustainalytics told delegates at an Environmental Finance conference.

  • Caution urged over reliance on blue, orange bond labels

    06 June 2024

    While sub-labels are helpful for "signalling" purposes, the market should "caution against" separating blue and orange bonds from the wider green bond label, delegates at the Environmental Finance Sustainable Debt Asia 2024 conference heard.

  • Hungary mulling transition bond following Japan's success

    17 April 2024

    Hungary is considering issuing a transition bond, after the success of Japan's trailblazing sovereign issue opened the possibility of other sovereigns adopting the label, delegates at Environmental Finance's Sustainable Debt EMEA conference heard.

  • Green bond conversions are 'extreme case of lack of additionality'

    09 May 2023

    The conversion of historic bonds to 'green' format is "problematic" for the market, as it represents an "extreme case" of lack of additionality, according to Nomura.

  • Goldman Sachs AM wants firms to tackle controversies with social bonds

    18 April 2023

    Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) would like to see companies use social bonds to tackle controversies in their supply chains, an executive has said.

  • SLBs without 1.5֯ C targets 'don't hold water'

    24 November 2021

    Investors and underwriters disagree about what makes a good sustainability-linked bond, writes Madeleine Jenkins

  • ESG in Fixed Income Europe 2020 conference round up

    16 November 2020

    Environmental Finance's ESG in Fixed Income Europe 2020 virtual conference ended after two days of panels, speed networking sessions, and discussion groups.

  • Social bonds: powered up by the pandemic

    13 November 2020

    ESG in Fixed Income Europe 2020 conference: The explosion of issuance of social bonds in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the potential of these flexible instruments.