• GSAM backs SLBs with step-downs

    17 June 2024

    A major sustainable bond investor has urged investors and asset owners to seriously consider sustainability-linked bonds (SLB) with a step-down coupon on achieving or outperforming targets, as it is a "better structure" for the performance-based instrument.

  • Issuers should 'use more Opex in green bonds,' says GSAM

    17 June 2024

    Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) said green bond issuers should look to use more operational expenditures (Opex) in their use-of-proceeds allocation to help grow the market.

  • UK climate tech start-ups face 'valleys of death'

    14 June 2024

    UK climate tech start-ups will need more support if the country is serious about the transition to a low-carbon economy, panellists at a Barclays roundtable said.

  • Qatar Central Bank publishes 'important' financial sector sustainability strategy

    13 June 2024

    The Qatar Central Bank (QCB) has published its sustainability strategy for the financial sector, which includes plans to develop a sustainable taxonomy and guidelines for sustainable debt instruments - including sukuk.

  • Loan round-up: Cromwell Property, JC International ... and more

    13 June 2024
  • Bond round-up: Germany, A2A, KPN ... and more

    12 June 2024
  • 'Orange bonds will have their day,' says Fidelity

    12 June 2024

    Fidelity International (FIL) said 'orange' social bonds focused on financing gender equality finance are "currently uninvestible," but the $800 billion asset manager is looking closely into them and believes their "will have their day" in the sustainable fixed income market.

  • Issuers must be encouraged to kick-start blue bond market, says Fidelity

    11 June 2024

    Fidelity International (FIL) said "obvious" marine and water-focused issuers must be encouraged by investors to enter the blue bond market to energise the market, adding that 'blue' projects exist but are not grouped together enough.

  • CA-CIB 'almost systematically' using SLLs with clients

    10 June 2024

    Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank (CA-CIB) said the French lender "almost systematically" uses the sustainability-linked loan (SLL) structure within its client discussions, but has seen a "divergence" in ambition between Europe and Asia.

  • Debt market to play "pivotal role" in Asia's transition, says SGX

    10 June 2024

    Sustainable debt issuance has "huge potential" to play a leading role in Asia's transition, according to SGX Group's Herry Cho, but issuer transition plans must be scrutinised.