Archive

  • Fitch: Social to rise up the sustainable bond agenda in 2024

    19 December 2023

    Nature-related sustainable bond issuance is set to give social co-benefits greater prominence in 2024, Sustainable Fitch says. Ahren Lester reports

  • Sustainability-linked shipping finance ready to set sail

    18 December 2023

    Shipping firms could turn to more sustainability-linked finance after the IMO delivered a long-awaited net zero transition plan. Ahren Lester reports

  • Opening the black box of sovereign debt and climate risks

    07 December 2023

    Sovereign debt investors are ready to use the first-of-its-kind Ascor tool to assess countries' climate progress, Adam Matthews and Esther Law tell Michael Hurley

  • Sustainable bonds are 'stretching for smaller sovereigns'

    22 November 2023

    New Zealand struggled to find adequate eligible projects for its issue, necessitating robust management of its green spending. Ahren Lester writes

  • 'Only Asian investors seem to understand Asian issuers'

    20 November 2023

    Emerging market green bonds may need credit enhancement to attract Western investors, Golden Tree's David Oum told Environmental Finance ESG in Fixed Income Asia. Ahren Lester reports

  • EU Green Bonds: reducing the risk of greenwashing

    08 November 2023

    The EU's Green Bond Regulation will create an extra burden for issuers, but issues that comply will prove more attractive to investors, write Massimiliano Danusso and Francesca Marchetti

  • 'Transition is the new battleground'

    07 November 2023

    Following the launch of ASEAN transition finance guidance, Eugene Wong argues that the shift to net zero requires a local, rather than a global, approach. Ahren Lester reports

  • External reviews are the 'main sticking point' for sustainable loan deals

    30 October 2023

    Updated guidance on external reviews is being readied, the Loan Market Association's Gemma Lawrence-Pardew tells Ahren Lester

  • 'First' green bond fund in major revamp as market matures

    26 October 2023

    Nikko Asset Management has significantly revamped its ground-breaking green bond fund, as it reflects on the increasing opportunity in the sustainable bond market, Steve Williams tells Ahren Lester

  • Green bonds crucial to real estate transition

    24 October 2023

    Labelled bonds have a key role to play in helping the sector to meet its environmental goals, writes Max Roper