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  • 'Remarkable' Italian green bond demand as key tweaks hit mark

    16 May 2024

    Enhancements to the planned use-of-proceeds and 'additionality' credentials of the new Italian green bond helped the sovereign to secure a record orderbook. Ahren Lester reports

  • Barclays sees improvements in SLB structuring

    14 May 2024

    Although sustainability-linked bond issuance is in decline, the market is taking several steps in the right direction, Charlotte Edwards tells Ahren Lester

  • 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

  • Comment: Are we finally ready to have a grown-up conversation about the transition?

    22 April 2024

    There are encouraging signs we are starting to have a more sophisticated and practical conversation about how to invest in the transition, says Peter Cripps

  • Bridging the financing gap for renewables in emerging markets

    03 April 2024

    How can financial institutions help overcome barriers to capital flows, ask Fabian Schlueter and Christian Toben

  • Labelled bonds: Europe leads, Asia catching

    25 March 2024

    What are the geographical features of the green, social and sustainable bond market, asks Pietro Sette

  • Iceland: 'It is likely we will be a regular sustainable bond issuer'

    20 March 2024

    Strong response to long-awaited inaugural green bond opens door to more issuance from the Nordic sovereign. Ahren Lester reports

  • Green bond funds swing back to black in 2023

    13 March 2024

    2023 saw the growing sustainable bond fund market make positive returns after a torrid two years, with forecasts of another strong year to come. Ahren Lester reports

  • Sustainable bond fund assets hit $41bn record

    01 March 2024

    Investor appetite for sustainable bond funds has sent the market to record highs in 2023, with expectations of more to come in 2024. Ahren Lester reports

  • ICMA draws up a 'Common Ground Taxonomy' for transition plans

    26 February 2024

    The influential trade association wants issuer to act on transition plans before regulations arrive, and has provided a high-level tool to get the process started. Ahren Lester reports