Record 2023 green issuance leads sustainable bond rebound
Record-breaking green bond issuance led annual sustainable bond issuance back to growth in 2023 and just short of crossing the $1 trillion milestone once again.
'Big divergence' between implied temperature rise metric providers, ABN Amro says
There is significant inconsistency in the outputs of implied temperature rise (ITR) metrics from major providers, according to ABN Amro - meaning investors should take these scores with a "pinch of salt," and regulators should step in.
More private capital is needed to help hit forestry targets, says Gresham House
The UK and other countries need to attract more private capital to help them hit their reforestation targets, Gresham House has argued.
AfDB: 'Record' orderbook for landmark 'sustainable hybrid' bond
The African Development Bank (AfDB) said its ground-breaking debut 'sustainable hybrid' capital bond attracted a "record" orderbook for the multi-lateral development bank (MDB), with the $750 million deal more than eight-times oversubscribed.
BADEA issues social bond for debut bond deal
The Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) issued a social bond, as it marked the "significant milestone" of its first ever bond issuance.
UK to raise £2.5bn from first 2024 green bond deal
The UK will raise £2.5 billion ($3.2 billion) from a tap of its 2053 sovereign green bond in an auction to take place next week, marking the start of its 2024 sustainable bond issuance after a record-breaking 2023.
Amundi looking to 'escalate' engagement and voting on biodiversity
Amundi is looking to escalate its engagement activity against companies that have a negative impact on biodiversity, including potential voting action at proxy season.
AfDB launches ground-breaking 'sustainable hybrid' bond
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched the first 'sustainable hybrid capital' bond from a multi-lateral development bank (MDB).
Circular economy 'super underdeveloped', claims M&G
The circular economy will be a key investment theme for 2024, being one of the sustainable development goals that is "going backwards".
Investors urged to up engagement on marine biodiversity
Investors have been urged to increase engagement and voting action on marine biodiversity issues, as well as begin to look for investments in marine conservation.