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  • 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

  • Sustainable bond round-up: your questions answered

    27 October 2022

    The Environmental Finance Data team answer audience questions from the third quarter 2022 sustainable bond issuance round-up webinar. Compiled by Guy Richardson

  • Austria offers green short-dated debt 'missing link'

    24 October 2022

    After its ground-breaking green T-Bill issuance, Austria has further plans to tackle the short-term debt challenge in green markets. Ahren Lester reports

  • ESG in Fixed Income Americas conference: Highlights

    04 October 2022

    The in-person conference attracted more than 300 delegates and continued to demonstrate the growing momentum for sustainable finance in the region, writes Ahren Lester

  • Nordea: An 'SLL bond' market could emerge 'very quickly'

    21 September 2022

    The Nordic bank believes its ground-breaking 'sustainability-linked loan bond' is poised to kick-start further issuance quickly, Jacob Michaelsen tells Ahren Lester

  • HSBC: Biodiversity-focused SLBs could increase

    06 September 2022

    An increase in the issuance of sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) linked to biodiversity could result from the combination of the forthcoming biodiversity COP with an ICMA release, writes Thomas Cox

  • Sustainable bonds take record market share

    24 August 2022

    Sovereign green bond issuance helped labelled debt secure a record share of the European bond market in the second quarter, Ahren Lester writes