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  • Riksbank divestments ‘open floodgates’ to questions on climate divestment

    14 November 2019

    The Swedish Riksbank’s climate-related divestment from carbon-intensive issuers is set to ramp up the pressure on other investors who hold the bonds, demonstrating the potential influence of central banks on climate change, market observers have said.

  • NN IP endorses dedicated green bond allocation for investors

    22 August 2017

    Dutch asset manager NN Investment Partners has called on investors to dedicate a separate part of their portfolios to exclusively buy green bonds.

  • Social bonds are a 'distraction' from green bonds

    19 June 2017

    Social bonds are a 'distraction' from green bonds, as most mainstream investors are just getting used to the latter, Ulf Erlandsson, senior portfolio manager at Swedish pension fund AP4, told Environmental Finance's Green Bonds Europe Conference.

  • Erlandsson leaves AP4 for Granit Fonder

    15 May 2017

    Swedish asset management company Granit Fonder has hired Ulf Erlandsson as its new head of fixed income. He will take up his new post in August.

  • Spanish oil company issues controversial green bond

    10 May 2017

    Spanish oil company Repsol has issued a controversial €500 million ($543 million) green bond that will be partly used to fund energy efficiency projects in its oil and chemical refineries.

  • Divesting bonds from high-carbon issuers 'would not sacrifice alpha'

    16 March 2017

    Bond portfolios that divest issues from companies with high carbon footprints would not sacrifice significant alpha, research has suggested.

  • Show me the green money!

    22 August 2016

    Issuers of green bonds are increasingly seeking 'green investors'. But how to define a green investor, and why target them, asks Hamza Ali

  • Revised GBPs get qualified welcome from investors

    22 June 2016

    New guidance for issuers of 'social' bonds and 'pure-play' green bonds, in the latest version of the Green Bond Principles (GBPs), has been broadly welcomed by investors.