• CBI launches sustainability-linked bond certification scheme

    13 April 2023

    The Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) has launched a certification scheme for sustainability-linked bonds and company-level transition plans, in what the influential not-for-profit called a "major step forward" for financial markets.

  • Trafigura signs $500m low-carbon financing facility

    08 September 2020

    Commodities trader Trafigura has established a 'low carbon aluminium' financing platform of up to $500 million, with Natixis and Rabobank supporting Trafigura in the design and structuring of the instrument.

  • Sustainability-linked Bond Principles mark new era for bond market

    09 June 2020

    A set of Sustainability-linked Bond Principles (SLBP) was launched today, in a landmark move that is expected to kickstart a new market of labelled bond issuance that will "complement rather than act as an alternative" to the green bond market.

  • Unédic issues largest ever social bond

    18 May 2020

    Unédic, France's unemployment insurance management body, has launched the world's largest ever social bond, raising €4 billion ($4.3 billion) to support its response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • ANZ issues New Zealand's 'first' ESG-linked loan

    27 September 2019

    New Zealand-based dairy firm Synlait says it has secured the country's first environmental, social and governance (ESG) linked loan, after it agreed a four-year $50 million deal with Australia and New Zealand Banking (ANZ).

  • Natixis applies green weighting mechanism for CIB

    24 September 2019

    Natixis has begun to apply a 'green weighting factor' (GWF) to its Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) arm to weight its investments based on their climate impact.

  • EU taxonomy eligibility criteria ‘extremely stringent’, says Natixis

    10 July 2019

    ‘Transition activities’ included in the EU’s sustainability taxonomy have been described by French bank Natixis CIB as “extremely stringent”, in a report designed to assess the taxonomy’s usability.

  • Green and sustainability loans: the growth accelerates

    01 July 2019

    The green and sustainability-linked loan market grew exponentially last year. The next growth spurt could be driven by emerging markets, Michael Hurley writes

  • Voltalia signs €100m sustainability-linked loan

    21 May 2019

    French power producer Voltalia has signed a €100 million ($112 million) sustainability-linked loan, which the company claims is the first such deal by a pure-play renewables company.