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  • 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).

  • ShareAction calls for stronger asset manager approach to fossil fuels

    18 June 2024

    Asset managers must take a more robust approach to fossil fuel -producing companies, according to a new paper from ShareAction, as current policies could harm the transition to a lower-carbon economy.

  • US IRA set to stimulate $250bn of investment this year, says Barclays

    17 June 2024

    More than $70 billion has been invested in clean energy projects backed by the US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) in the first three months of 2024, as manufacturing investments ramp up, according to Barclays.

  • 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.

  • Qatar Central Bank publishes 'important' financial sector sustainability strategy

    13 June 2024

    The Qatar Central Bank (QCB) has published its sustainability strategy for the financial sector, which includes plans to develop a sustainable taxonomy and guidelines for sustainable debt instruments - including sukuk.

  • Regen agriculture report highlights financing challenges

    13 June 2024

    Regenerative agriculture will need to go through a "maturity curve", advisory and investment firm Pollination has said, arguing that large institutional capital and concessional finance will need to enter the market at scale.

  • Market not recognising timberland's full sustainability benefits

    13 June 2024

    Current investment approaches to timberland fail to adequately recognise the main sustainability benefits of the asset class and are hindering scalability, investors warned.

  • Proprietary nature data holding back AI development

    12 June 2024

    Keeping nature data as exclusive information is hindering the potential impact of artificial intelligence, a Belgian nature investor has warned.

  • OECD adviser criticises investors' "limited span of concentration" on nature

    12 June 2024

    A member of the OECD's advisory council has criticised "big capital" for its unwillingness to properly engage with nature, alleging that most want overly simple investment options.