Bond investors 'now pricing in' oil and gas firm climate strategies
Fixed income investors have increasingly been pricing in the climate strategies of oil and gas firms following the energy crisis sparked by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, according to ABN Amro.
Sovereign SLBs are 'good hedge' against sustainability policy changes
Sovereign sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) are effective hedging instruments for investors against sustainability policy shifts, according to the Anthropocene Fixed Income Institute (AFII).
Forthcoming TNFD metrics would work in sustainability-linked instruments
Metrics to be published by the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) next week should be usable in sustainability-linked instruments, which could speed-up TNFD adoption, a member of the initiative has told an Environmental Finance event
ECB says climate 'tilt' cut carbon intensity of bond purchases by 65%
The weighted average carbon intensity (WACI) of corporate bond purchases by the European Central Bank (ECB) was slashed by about 65%, following the introduction of a 'climate tilt' methodology to prioritise 'greener' issuers
Sovereign sustainable bond issuance rebounds in 2023
Sovereign sustainable bond issuance volumes in 2023 to date are nearly double the levels seen in 2022, setting the scene for a potential record-breaking annual total driven by both established and new issuers.
Credit Suisse: Another headwind for 'green' AT1 bonds
The proposed wipe-out of additional tier 1 (AT1) bondholders as part of the Credit Suisse "merger" with UBS has sent prices of the limited 'green' AT1 issuances lower, providing a further headwind for the rare instrument.
ESG in Fixed Income EMEA 2023 - early bird ends this Friday
The early bird rate for Environmental Finance's annual ESG in Fixed Income EMEA conference will end this Friday, so register now to save 20%
Brazil confirms sovereign sustainability bond debut plans for 2023
Brazil has confirmed that it is currently planning to issue a debut sustainability bond in 2023, rather than follow regional peers such as Chile and Uruguay with a sustainability-linked bond.