• ESG in Fixed Income Americas conference returns next week

    22 September 2023

    Environmental Finance's ESG in Fixed Income Americas conference returns on 27 September in New York City at Convene.

  • New York prepares second $700m social bond

    19 September 2023

    The City of New York is planning in October to raise $700 million from its second social bond, which will be used to build 4,500 affordable homes in the city.

  • Ginnie Mae launches 'social bond' label for investors

    15 September 2023

    Ginnie Mae will launch a 'social bond label' for investors in its single-family mortgage backed security (MBS) programme from October, which it described as an "important step" for the US government-owned residential mortgage agency.

  • S&P finalises SPO integration with Shades of Green, adding another colour

    14 September 2023

    S&P Global Ratings has finalised the integration of its recently acquired Shades of Green business into its second-party opinion (SPOs) methodology for sustainable finance instruments,...

  • Denmark prepares new sovereign green bond issuance

    13 September 2023

    Denmark has launched a new 10-year green bond, saying it plans to raise DKK10 billion ($1.4 billion) from its sovereign green paper before the end of 2023.

  • 18% of sustainability-linked bonds 'pose greenwashing risk'

    12 September 2023

    Almost one-in-five sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) in the market pose "too great a greenwashing risk" for MainStreet Partners, compared with less than one-in-ten for specific use-of-proceeds bonds.

  • EU ESG rating regulation should close second-party opinion 'loophole'

    11 September 2023

    The European Commission has been urged to include second-party opinion (SPO) providers in its proposed ESG rating regulation.

  • Eni prepares ground-breaking sustainability-linked convertible bond

    07 September 2023

    Italian firm Eni is planning to raise €1 billion ($1.1 billion) from its debut sustainability-linked convertible bond, believed to be the first from the oil and gas sector.