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  • Kenya planning $500m sovereign SLB in 2024

    07 May 2024

    Kenya is planning to raise $500 million from a ground-breaking sovereign sustainability-linked bond (SLB) in late 2024.

  • Sustainability-linked loan decline accelerates in 2024

    07 May 2024

    Borrowing through sustainability-linked loans (SLLs) has continued to fall sharply in the first four months of 2024, accelerating the decline for the performance-based instrument experienced in 2023

  • Moody's maintains 2024 sustainable bond forecast despite strong start

    03 May 2024

    Moody's has retained its $950 billion sustainable bond issuance forecast for 2024 despite a strong start to the year amid expectations that challenging fixed income conditions will continue to be headwind for the market to reach a new record.

  • US considers 'exploring' sovereign green bonds amid demand perk

    02 May 2024

    Leading financial market advisers to the US Treasury have suggested US sovereign green bonds should be explored further amid the potential to attract new investors and potential pricing perks.

  • Bond round-up: Unédic, TDC Net, Bank of Cyprus ... and more

    01 May 2024
  • Corporates lead green bond issuance across $3trn milestone

    01 May 2024

    Cumulative green bond issuance has crossed $3 trillion after a strong start to 2024 for the oldest sustainable bond instrument, with corporates leading the way with its own $1 trillion milestone passed.

  • KfW: 'Greenium discussion is back' with €4bn green bond

    01 May 2024

    KfW has raised €4 billion ($4.3 billion) from an "extraordinary" green bond of 2024, which the German development bank said reopens the discussions around the 'greenium' for green bonds.

  • Green bond emissions accounting could 'significantly boost' market

    30 April 2024

    Accounting exclusively for project emissions financed through green bonds could "significantly boost" demand for the instrument as well as encourage greater green bond supply from 'transition' issuers, according to Barclays.

  • ICMA, IsDB publish 'milestone' sustainable sukuk guidance

    29 April 2024

    The International Capital Market Association (ICMA), Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) have published guidance on issuing sukuk aligned with the widely used Green and Social Bond Principles.

  • 'Hard-to-abate' green bonds tell transition investors we are 'here for real'

    29 April 2024

    Green bonds are valuable for hard-to-abate issuers to demonstrate what they are doing right now to secure a low-carbon future when 'zero carbon' technologies are still being developed, according to Alcoa and ING.