• Investors urged to vote against Sembcorp coal plant deal

    07 November 2022

    The financial engineering behind Sembcorp's proposed sale of two coal-fired plants means the transaction is a "quick and dirty solution" to decarbonisation, and highlights the weaknesses of some sustainability-linked bond (SLB) structures, a think-tank has argued.

  • ECB 'tilts' bond programme towards greener companies

    04 July 2022

    The European Central Bank (ECB) will favour greener companies for its corporate bond programme from October, it has said.

  • AFII: Sell Euro carbon-intensive bonds ahead of ECB sell-off

    10 June 2022

    Investors have been urged to sell their euro-denominated corporate bond holdings in carbon-intensive firms ahead of an expected wind-down of the €340 billion ($364 billion) ...

  • NZAOA, AFII launch net-zero fixed income collaboration

    26 May 2022
  • Should sustainable bond underwriters stop financing fossil fuels?

    13 May 2022

    Is it time for banks to end support of fossil fuel bonds in order to secure lead manager mandates for sustainable bond transactions?

  • 2022 Environmental Finance Bond Awards winners revealed

    31 March 2022

    The winners have been announced for the 2022 Environmental Finance Bond Awards, which celebrate the leading green, social, sustainability and sustainability-linked (GSSS) bond and loan deals in 2021 and recognise significant market participants.

  • Short selling has a role in the road to net zero

    20 October 2021

    There are very strong arguments as to why short selling can and should be credited in terms of carbon accounting and real climate impact, argues Ulf Erlandsson

  • NAB faces flak over Port of Newcastle sustainability-linked loan

    07 May 2021

    National Australia Bank (NAB) has faced criticism after it helped lead a sustainability-linked loan and green loan to the Port of Newcastle (PON) in Australia - which facilitates the largest coal export throughput in the world - with one campaigner arguing that it also raises questions about the validity of NAB's green bonds.

  • Green hijacking: SBI and KfW

    10 February 2021

    The State Bank of India's ESG update flaunted its relationship with KfW to help give it credibility but it failed to mention its plans to finance the Carmichael coal mine, says Ulf Erlandsson

  • Amundi threatens to divest State Bank of India's green bonds over coal project

    27 November 2020