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
Towards $5trn: the trends set to drive the sustainable bond market
Cumulative sustainable bond issuance crossed the $4 trillion milestone last month, but what should we expect as the market shift towards its next trillion, asks Ahren Lester
Mirova: EU Green Bond Standard weak on impact reporting rules
Felipe Gordillo says the EU should have gone further on impact reporting requirements in its landmark green bond regulation. Ahren Lester reports
AIB: SLL bond market development would be 'big plus'
After successful green and social bond issuance, the Irish bank is eager for the sustainable bond market to develop an instrument to directly support sustainability-linked loan lending. Ahren Lester reports
Sustainable bond impact reports 'still lack comparability'
Bond issuers 'should do more' to align with impact reporting frameworks, an Environmental Finance webinar heard. Ahren Lester reports
LGX: Gender-focused bonds are growing, but reporting is limited
A report from Luxembourg Stock Exchange shows the market for gender-focused bonds deserves better impact reporting. Ahren Lester reports
GSAM: 36% of European investors ready to invest in social bonds
More investors are expected to switch some of their conventional bond allocation to social bonds, Bram Bos tells Ahren Lester
Sneak peek: The CBI's resilience taxonomy blueprint
The Climate Bonds Initiative's blueprint is intended to provide a practical tool for financial markets to intensify their focus on adaptation and resilience investments, writes Ahren Lester
ESG-dilutive acquisitions becoming a 'deal-breaker'
M&A deals are no longer just about earnings per share, Trisha Taneja tells Ahren Lester
Comment: Is the tide turning for SLBs?
After a rough end to 2022 for sustainability-linked bonds, Ahren Lester argues 2023 is showing signs of being a more positive year for the under-pressure instrument