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  • Enel SLB target miss 'very significant event' for market

    24 April 2024

    The missed target tied to more than $10 billion worth of sustainability-linked bonds from Italian energy firm Enel has been described as showing the "value" of the performance-based instrument,...

  • Rwanda considering sovereign SLB after development bank success

    23 April 2024

    Rwanda is considering issuing a sovereign sustainability-linked bond (SLB) after its development bank successfully issued a ground-breaking deal last year, an Environmental Finance event heard.

  • Austria launches ground-breaking 'green' money market instrument

    23 April 2024

    Austria has launched the first sovereign 'green' money market product which is open to retail investors, with a "strong uptake" in the 'Green Bundesschatz' reported from investors already.

  • Europe needs more green securitisations, says head of French central bank

    23 April 2024

    'Green securitisations' could be key to unlocking "several hundred billion euros a year" for the energy transition - helped by a common European issuance platform of such instruments, the head of the French central bank has said.

  • Transition bond label is a 'distraction' for transition finance, says MetLife IM

    22 April 2024

    A dedicated 'transition bond' label for corporate issuers "distracts" from the forward-looking, long-term focus that transition finance requires, according to MetLife Investment Management (MetLIfe IM).

  • Microfinance firm issues first social bond in Panama

    22 April 2024

    BBVA Microfinance Foundation-owned Microserfin has raised $5 million from the first social bond in Panama as part of a planned $40 million programme.

  • SEB warns of 'dire need' to tackle slowdown in sustainable bond market

    22 April 2024

    A slowdown in growth of the sustainable bond market during the first quarter suggests it is "living off the boom years" and issuance is not where it needs to be to meet climate targets, warns SEB's Gregor Vulturius.

  • Hard-to-abate 'transition' bonds can be 'green' if obsolescence risk managed

    19 April 2024

    Bond issuances tackling hard-to-abate sectors can have their transition-focused bonds judged as green bonds if they manage "obsolescence risk," a sustainable bond investor told an Environmental Finance event.

  • TotalEnergies pauses SLB plans amid weak market development

    19 April 2024

    French oil supermajor TotalEnergies told Environmental Finance it has paused plans to only issue sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) after the market for the performance-based instrument did not "develop as anticipated" - especially in the US.

  • Sustainable bonds 'on track' for $1bn issuance in 2024

    18 April 2024

    Sustainable bond issuance is looking set to return to a billion-dollar market in 2024 after a record-breaking first quarter, according to Environmental Finance figures.