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  • Enel 'rewarded' by investors after landmark SLB target miss, says AFII

    21 June 2024

    The return of Enel to the sustainability-linked bond market following its historic target miss is a "strong vote of confidence" in the instrument...

  • BancoSol issues first Bolivian 'gender' bond

    21 June 2024

    Bolivian lender BancoSol has raised BOB205.8 million ($29 million) from its first women-focused social bond, which is believed to be the first 'gender' bond issued in the South American country.

  • SLBs: 2024 issuance slumps as issuer wariness grows

    21 June 2024

    Sustainability-linked bond (SLB) issuance in 2024 is running at around half the volume reported in 2023, with issuers - both old and new - largely eschewing market.

  • Loan round-up: FS Italiane, Epic, Philijalinna ... and more

    20 June 2024
  • EU GBS 'not overly costly' for leading utility green bond issuers, says IEEFA

    20 June 2024

    Major European utility sector issuers of green bonds should not find it "overly costly" to switch to issuing EU Green Bond Standard (EU GBS)-compliant bonds to use the landmark legislation to demonstrate their "better management of transition risk", according to a think tank.

  • Bond round-up: EDF, Heidelberg Materials, PostNL ... and more

    19 June 2024
  • Indosuez launches €70m fixed-maturity green bond fund

    19 June 2024

    Indosuez Wealth Management has launched a €70 million ($75 million) actively managed green bond fund with a fixed maturity of 2028.

  • EU Green Bond Standard is 'quite tricky' - especially for sovereigns, says CA-CIB

    18 June 2024

    Issuing green bonds using the EU Green Bond Standard (GBS) is "quite tricky" and is unlikely to see a lot of issuance except among a "handful" of issuers in the near term, according to Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank (CA-CIB).

  • 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.