• 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.

  • M&G, Moody's chair UK ESG data and ratings code of conduct body

    22 November 2022

    The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has convened a working group to develop a 'significant' voluntary code of conduct for ESG data and ratings providers, which will be co-chaired by M&G and Moody's.

  • China Green Bond Principles will 'ensure place in global market'

    08 August 2022

    China has published its own green bond principles (GBP) broadly based on the standard administered by the International Capital Market Association (ICMA)...

  • Green Bond Principles tightens 'key' recommendations to reflect market best practice

    10 June 2021

    Three years after the last update, the widely adopted Green Bond Principles has received a raft of updates to bring it in line with the developing best practice in the global sustainable bond market. Ahren Lester reports

  • ESG in Fixed Income Global Series - Innovation showcase roundup

    11 May 2021

    The topic of transition bonds was a recurring theme at Environmental Finance's Innovation showcase conference - the second of six events in the ESG in Fixed Income Global Series of conferences.