• Difference between sustainable bonds, sukuk are 'quite minimal'

    15 May 2024

    The overall differences between sustainable sukuk and bond instruments are "quite minimal," according to experts - but recently published guidance remains a work-in-progress for building confidence in the market for issuers and investors.

  • Annual sustainable sukuk issuance to double 'soon' after guidance

    14 May 2024

    Annual issuance of sustainable sukuk could more than double to reach $30 billion "soon" amid rising interest for the Islamic sustainable finance instrument and the publication of key market guidance, market experts have argued.

  • ICMA, IsDB publish 'milestone' sustainable sukuk guidance

    29 April 2024

    The International Capital Market Association (ICMA), Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) have published guidance on issuing sukuk aligned with the widely used Green and Social Bond Principles.

  • Wave of change: The state of play on blue bonds

    25 April 2024

    They are currently a niche within the sustainable bond market, but could blue bonds play a key role in turning the tide on water-themed investments, asks Genevieve Redgrave

  • ICMA publishes blue bond guide in 'big step forward' for market

    06 September 2023

    A long-anticipated blue bond guide has been published, in a "big step forward" for the development of the water-focused sustainable bond market.

  • Sustainable bond impact reports 'still lack comparability'

    19 May 2023

    Bond issuers 'should do more' to align with impact reporting frameworks, an Environmental Finance webinar heard. Ahren Lester reports

  • Change on the horizon for green bond impact reporting

    04 February 2021

    Proposals for an EU Green Bond Standard (GBS) and the pending launch of a platform designed to make it easier for investors to access data signal change for green bond impact reporting, according to participants of a webinar on the subject.