• 10% of sustainability-linked bonds 'not aligned' with ICMA principles, says Fitch

    29 November 2023

    One in ten of the sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) rated by Sustainable Fitch are "not aligned" with the widely accepted principles administered by the International Capital Market Association (ICMA), almost four-times the level for green, social and sustainability bonds.

  • Inaugural COP report published

    27 November 2023

    Environmental Finance has published its first COP-focused special report in the build up to COP28, taking place in Dubai this week.

  • Altius plans Australian green bond fund relaunch amid sovereign bond excitement

    23 November 2023

    Altius Asset Management (Altius AM) is planning to relaunch its AUD190 million ($125 million) Australian green bond fund in 2024 amid a "step-up" in interest in the market as the Australian government prepares its own green bond debut.

  • Argentina issues debut sustainable bond amid future doubts

    22 November 2023

    Argentina has raised ARS44.3 billion ($125 million) from its debut sovereign sustainability bond, but doubts have been raised about the prospects for further issuance amid a change of government.

  • Snam raises €650m from EU Taxonomy-aligned 'transition' bond

    22 November 2023

    Italian energy infrastructure firm Snam has raised €650 million ($710 million) from its second EU Taxonomy-aligned transition bond, in a deal which was more than four-times oversubscribed.

  • IFC, T Rowe Price to launch 'first' blue bond fund

    20 November 2023

    The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and T Rowe Price are preparing to launch the first dedicated 'blue' bond investment strategy to support sustainable marine and water investment from companies and financial institutions in emerging markets.

  • Our first question when we see an SLB: 'What are these guys hiding?'

    20 November 2023

    A sustainable bond investor said it treats sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) with a "huge dose of caution and scepticism," arguing that market practices for the performance-based instrument have provided...

  • Japan to announce debut sovereign transition bond in December

    17 November 2023

    Japan is planning to issue its ground-breaking debut sovereign transition bond in February 2024, with further details on the size, maturity and expected issuance date released in early December.