Archive

  • EU green bond standard mired in broader market discussions

    23 January 2023

    Attempts to finalise a standard have been bogged down in talks about whether the labelled bond market also needs minimum requirements - but there is hope of resolution. Ahren Lester reports

  • SLBs at 'inflection point' in 2023 as sustainable bond market rebounds

    19 January 2023

    After struggling in late 2022, S&P's Dennis Sugrue tells Ahren Lester the sustainability-linked bond market needs to face up to its significant challenges to return as a driver rather than drag on sustainable bond growth in 2023

  • Dispelling some myths around fixed income and responsible investment

    16 January 2023

    Apart from discussions around green bonds, there is little understanding of the role of fixed income in enabling climate action or sustainable development, write Joshua Kendall and Rory Sullivan

  • Transition to be a key theme for 2023, says ANZ

    11 January 2023

    High-emitting sectors will increasingly come under scrutiny amid the net-zero transition, ANZ's Stella Saris Chow tells Genevieve Redgrave

  • Sustainable debt issuer profile: CDL

    10 January 2023

    CDL's Esther An tells Genevieve Redgrave how sustainable debt has played a key role in its decarbonisation plans

  • Comment: Green bonds should not make the taxman blue

    03 January 2023

    Sustainable bond issuers can have legitimate reasons for using 'tax havens,' but transparency is essential to avoid the practice tarnishing the market. Ahren Lester writes

  • Liquidity is not a reason to avoid green bonds

    22 December 2022

    Despite lower trading volumes, there are no additional transaction costs for green bonds investment - meaning lingering liquidity concern is no reason for investors to avoid green bonds, Axa IM's Johann Plé tells Ahren Lester

  • Green bond comment: If you can't do the time, don't do the crime

    21 December 2022

    When sovereigns issue 'use of proceeds bonds', they really ought to follow up with impact reports, argues Peter Cripps

  • Comment: Are SLBs correctly pricing transition risk?

    29 November 2022

    Is transition risk really being priced in effectively by fixed income markets? Sustainability-linked bonds provide some useful insights into how it is not, Ahren Lester argues

  • Exclusive interview with new CBI chair

    25 November 2022

    New chair Doris Honold tells Ahren Lester the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) should focus on "replicating and innovating" to accelerate the scaling of the sustainable bond market