• Investors 'throwing themselves' at sustainable bonds

    16 March 2023

    The labelling of bonds as green, social, sustainability, or sustainability-linked has helped them secure more demand from 'green' investors and pricing benefits during an uncertain time for fixed income,...

  • CBI: Green bond issuance to bounce back with 'stellar' 2023

    31 January 2023

    The Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) has predicted a "stellar" year for green bond issuance in 2023 after more than a decade of annual growth was halted in 2022,...

  • Exclusive interview with new CBI chair

    25 November 2022

    New chair Doris Honold tells Ahren Lester the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) should focus on "replicating and innovating" to accelerate the scaling of the sustainable bond market

  • Climate Bonds Standard extension to SLBs to 'fire integrity'

    20 October 2022

    The Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) is to extend its Climate Bonds Standard and certification scheme to cover sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs), in a move the organisation said would "fire ambition and integrity" in the market.

  • China green bond principles 'important' but imperfect

    22 August 2022

    Publication of the China GBPs has potential wide-ranging implications for the green bond market, but they remain a work in progress. Ahren Lester reports

  • 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)...

  • Climate resilience taxonomy is CBI's 'next big project'

    25 July 2022

    Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) is preparing a 'climate resilience taxonomy' after it updated its green bond methodology and published its social and sustainability bond methodology.

  • Emerging markets investors 'set to benefit' from G7 risk mitigation work

    25 February 2022

    Work by rich nations to implement new risk off-take strategies could be set to benefit investors searching for yield in emerging market climate-themed investments, Environmental Finance's ESG in Fixed Income event heard.

  • EU's nuclear, gas taxonomy inclusion prompts fierce response

    04 January 2022

    A text by the European Commission that proposes inclusion of some nuclear and natural gas energy generation activities in the EU's sustainability taxonomy has sparked a fierce response from some observers, who argue the proposals would undermine the credibility of the framework.

  • EU climate criteria adopted in 'important milestone'

    09 December 2021

    The first set of climate criteria for the EU taxonomy has been passed into law and will come into force on 1 January.