Indonesia includes coal in green and transition taxonomy
Indonesia has taken the controversial decision to include the financing of new coal power plants as a transitional activity in its sustainable finance taxonomy.
Sustainable Bonds Insight 2024 published
The free-to-download report features infographics and data on the main trends in the GSSS markets in 2023 and includes brand new chapters and infographics dedicated to these new directions for the market.
Eskhata Bank secures first green bond in Tajikistan
Eskhata Bank has raised the equivalent of $10 million in local currency from its debut green bond, which is the first sustainable bond issued in Tajikistan.
Emerging markets to increasingly tap sustainable bond market in 2024, says S&P
Emerging markets could increasingly access the labelled bond market in 2024, S&P Global Ratings predicted, despite moderate growth being forecast for the market as a whole.
'Milestone' Japanese transition bond three-times oversubscribed
Japan has raised JPY800 billion ($5.3 billion) from its debut 'climate transition' bond (CTB), with the ground-breaking deal almost three-times oversubscribed.
Domestic Chinese sustainability-linked bond market 'lacking credibility'
Chinese onshore sustainability-linked bond (SLB) issuance fell in 2023 after a record 2022 as issuers were "less incentivised" to offer material and credible structures for investors, according to Sustainable Fitch.
Chinese exchanges consult on ISSB-style disclosure expectations
Listed companies in China are to be required to explain results of climate-related scenario analysis under disclosure 'guidelines' published by Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges.
Green Guarantee Company launches to unlock debt for emerging markets
The Green Guarantee Company has been launched with the aim of mobilising $5 billion towards issuers and borrowers in emerging markets.
New MAS chief will retain focus on sustainable finance
Chia Der Juin, the new managing director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, has committed to further strengthening its action on sustainable finance, and supporting the region's transition.
'Evaporation' of green premium reveals attractive clean energy prices, M&G says
"Untapped potential outperformance" remains to be discovered in stocks linked to the energy transition, M&G has argued, after a tough 2023 saw the price premium for clean energy stocks "evaporate".