• EU's 'landmark' green bond standard given go-ahead by Parliament

    06 October 2023

    Final political approval has been given to the EU's 'landmark' Green Bond Standard, clearing its path for market adoption.

  • 'Greenwashing is rife' in green bonds, says EU's Tang

    17 April 2023

    Greenwashing is rife among green bond issues, an influential EU politician has told Environmental Finance's ESG in Fixed Income conference in London.

  • EU Green Bond Standard: Provisional deal on landmark regulation agreed

    01 March 2023

    The ground-breaking green bond regulation is now on the home straight after key compromises were sealed, with sustainability-linked bonds now firmly in sight of EU regulation. Ahren Lester reports

  • MEPs object to gas, nuclear inclusion in EU Taxonomy

    14 June 2022

    European politicians on two key parliamentary committees have objected to the inclusion of gas and nuclear projects in the EU Taxonomy for sustainable activities,...

  • Parliament sends 'clear signal' to EU states for tougher EU GBS

    17 May 2022

    The EU Parliament has passed tougher amendments to the EU Green Bond Standard (EU GBS) which was described by one senior politician as a "clear signal" to EU member states not to water down the proposals.

  • EU Parliament drops gas, nuclear opposition in EU GBS

    16 May 2022

    Amid tough discussions, the Parliamentary amendments to the EU Green Bond Standard proposal go noticeably further than the Commissions plans in several critical ways. Ahren Lester reports

  • EU standard proposals could 'shrink pool' of green bonds, says HSBC

    11 April 2022

    The additional EU Green Bond Standard (GBS) criteria proposed by an influential committee run the risk of "shrinking the pool" of green bond issuers and projects by being overly complicated and restrictive, according to HSBC.

  • Dutch MEP decries privatisation of ESG data important to insurers

    04 February 2022

    Kieler Rück CEO calls European Single Access Point a "game changer"

  • Mandatory EU green bond standard would cause 'major disruption'

    06 January 2022

    The proposal of making an EU green bond standard mandatory for issuers would undermine sustainable capital markets worldwide,...