• Australian sustainable bond issuance cools amid regulatory scrutiny

    04 August 2023

    Australian corporate issuers have "taken their foot off the pedal" on their sustainable bond plans amid market volatility and increasing scrutiny by regulators looking for cases of 'greenwashing', NAB's David Jenkins tells Ahren Lester.

  • NatWest hails Acciona's additionality-driven framework

    31 July 2023

    With a focus on local impact and EU Taxonomy-aligned capital expenditure, Pietro Stimamiglio says Acciona is looking to up the game for sustainable finance. Ahren Lester reports

  • Sovereigns should use SLBs 'to help reinforce climate commitments'

    21 July 2023

    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

    17 July 2023

    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

    12 July 2023

    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'

    31 May 2023

    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'

    19 May 2023

    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

    17 May 2023

    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

    16 May 2023

    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

    11 May 2023

    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