• Ground-breaking 'Transition Loan Principles' expected by November

    03 July 2024

    With formal principles on the horizon, the 'transition loan' market could be on the cusp of a new era - a dramatic step-change that could extend into the bond market. Ahren Lester reports

  • Disclosure data checklist among ICMA SLB Principles updates

    25 June 2024

    The International Capital Market Association (ICMA) has published an updated version of the Sustainability-Linked Bond Principles (SLBP) which includes a new disclosure data checklist intended to "harmonise" and strengthen disclosures for the performance-based instrument.

  • ICMA publishes innovative 'green enabler' sustainable bond guidance

    25 June 2024

    The International Capital Market Association (ICMA) has published "ground-breaking" guidance for financing 'green enabling' projects in sustainable bonds amid issuer caution in using these critical transition projects in green finance instruments.

  • ICMA draws up a 'Common Ground Taxonomy' for transition plans

    26 February 2024

    The influential trade association wants issuer to act on transition plans before regulations arrive, and has provided a high-level tool to get the process started. Ahren Lester reports

  • ICMA encourages 'early adoption' of transition plans as it unveils framework

    19 February 2024

    The International Capital Market Association (ICMA) has encouraged the "early adoption" of transition plans by companies, publishing a report which identifies three types of transition and provides an integrated transition plan framework.

  • Hong Kong to form ESG code of conduct working group

    01 November 2023

    A group is to be established to promote a "globally consistent" code of conduct for ESG ratings and data providers in Hong Kong.

  • Asian taxonomies 'better' at dealing with the transition, says ICMA

    29 June 2023

    Taxonomies being developed across Asia are "better" at dealing with the transition to a net zero economy than are those in other jurisdictions such as the EU, an executive at the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) argued.

  • ICMA Principles: Transition handbook gets first update

    22 June 2023

    The Climate Transition Finance Handbook (CTFH) has received its first revision since publication, as part of a broader update to the numerous bond principles and guidelines overseen by ICMA.

  • ICMA Principles: Transition and sustainability-linked bond updates expected

    16 June 2023

    The International Capital Market Association (ICMA)-administered sustainable bond principles are expected to update their transition finance handbook and expand sustainability-linked bond guidance at its annual general meeting next week.

  • ICMA: EU regulators' greenwashing definition 'unhelpful'

    16 January 2023

    The International Capital Market Association (ICMA) has described the initial 'greenwashing' definition proposed by EU regulators as "excessively broad" and "unhelpful" towards developing regulatory approaches to the issue.