Ahren Lester

Articles by Ahren Lester

  • 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.

  • Loans round-up: Salzgitter, Indorama Ventures, DCM Shriram and more

    11 April 2024
  • HSBC, Citi among banks banned by West Virginia over fossil fuel 'boycotts'

    11 April 2024
  • 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
  • European ESG fund market to reach €9.4trn by 2027, says PwC

    09 April 2024

    Assets in environmental, social and governance (ESG)-focused funds in the EU are forecast to reach €9.4 trillion ($10.2 trillion) by 2027, after PwC Luxembourg reported a jump to more than €6 trillion in 2023.

  • 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.

  • India targets 'wider' foreign investor participation in sovereign green bonds

    08 April 2024