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  • Nordea to close social bond fund after just over a year

    15 April 2024

    Nordea Asset Management is closing its social bond fund, highlighting the travails of the market.

  • Kenyan central bank consults on green taxonomy

    15 April 2024

    The Central Bank of Kenya has issued a draft green finance taxonomy - developed with the support of the European Investment Bank - to classify green or environmentally sustainable activities.

  • EU should create 'sustainability-linked green bond' label, says IEEFA

    15 April 2024

    The European Commission could consider rules for combining sustainability-linked bond (SLB) structures with its "breakthrough" impact disclosures under its green bond standard, as an initial step towards regulating SLBs, according to a think tank.

  • EDF green bonds 'at risk' after French nuclear weapon move, says Barclays

    12 April 2024

    The green bonds issued by EDF are "most at risk" of selling pressure by investors after the French utility firm announced a proposed nuclear weapon material supply deal with the French government, according to Barclays.

  • RWE issues debut US dollar green bond amid growing issuance plans

    12 April 2024

    German energy firm RWE has raised $2 billion from its first US dollar-denominated green bond, as it prepares to increase its planned bond issuance in European and US markets to finance renewable energy investments.

  • World Bank releases 'game-changing' streamlined impact metrics

    11 April 2024

    The World Bank has released a new impact outcomes 'scorecard' which will be deployed across all its institutions for the first time, which was described as "game-changing" for the development bank.

  • Bond round-up: Smurfit Kappa, Colombia, CEB ... and more

    10 April 2024
  • Exclusive: Franklin Templeton launches global green bond fund

    09 April 2024

    Franklin Templeton has launched its first global dedicated green bond mutual fund, five years after it launched its debut Euro-focused green bond exchange-traded fund (ETF).

  • 'All investors should push companies to issue SLBs,' says Barclays

    08 April 2024

    All equity and fixed income investors should be encouraging companies to issue sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) at scale, according to Barclays, in a show of support for the declining instrument.

  • BMO adds 'transition bonds', nuclear to sustainable bond framework

    05 April 2024

    Canadian lender Bank of Montreal (BMO) has added nuclear power projects and transition bonds to its sustainable finance framework, in the first update since its publication in 2019.