Real economy sustainable bonds: Spotlight on Romania
Guy Richardson looks at the prospects for the sustainable debt issuance from the country's power, agribusiness, and transport sectors
S&P Shades of Green: Updated SPO offers more than just 'an extra shade'
The financial research and analysis firm tells Ahren Lester its updated second-party opinion (SPO) methodology is more than just a marriage of the separate S&P and Shades of Green models
'To be truly impactful, we need to scale the capital base'
Pentagreen Capital has inked its first deal. Next, it wants to create blended finance structures that help attract other institutional investors, Marat Zapparov tells Jennifer Forrest
Forever chemicals need investment solutions today
PFAS in water are one of the most pressing environmental concerns today, writes Cindy Jia
Thai regulator looks to taxonomy to boost green bond issuance
Thailand's financial markets regulator says its 'traffic light' taxonomy will boost green bond issuances and catalyse transition finance. Genevieve Redgrave reports
Hungary 'looking into' sustainability-linked, social bonds after green update
After updating its green bond framework, Hungary is considering expanding into other sovereign sustainable bond labels. Ahren Lester reports
Is Anti-ESG here to stay?
The US arguably pioneered Responsible Investment and its anti-ESG movement will prove temporary, writes Christopher Wigley
Surprise as S&P drop ESG scores from credit ratings
The retreat from ESG scoring from the credit rating agency has flagged concerns around ESG transparency and the impact of anti-ESG sentiment, Ahren Lester writes
The LMA's draft Sustainability-Linked Loan provisions, explained
Sustainability breaches and declassification events are among the issues covered by the new provisions, write Lucy Jenkins and Martin Bontea-Ungureanu
Sovereigns should use SLBs 'to help reinforce climate commitments'
RBC BlueBay's Jana Harvey argues SLBs could help incentivise action on Paris Agreement. Ahren Lester reports