Sophie Robinson-Tillett

Articles by Sophie Robinson-Tillett

  • Green bonds turn social

    01 June 2016

    With a slew of 'sustainability' bonds coming to market in recent weeks, Sophie Robinson-Tillett looks at what the trend – and an imminent set of Social Bond Principles – means for the green bond market

  • Aegon backs out of coal and plans 'in-depth' assessment of climate risks

    26 May 2016

    Dutch insurer Aegon is the latest investor to divest from coal, citing concerns about stranded assets, and has committed to an in-depth assessment of its exposure to climate change risks.

  • Westpac enters green bond market with deal for real estate

    26 May 2016

    Australian bank Westpac has issued a A$500 million ($361 million) green bond to finance a clean energy portfolio.

  • Shift towards sustainable investment 'will really change the market', says Starbucks

    23 May 2016

    Investors are increasingly focused on the sustainability performance of companies, in a trend that will shift market behaviour over the next two years, according to the treasurer of coffee giant Starbucks.

  • Ile de France prepares to roadshow latest sustainability bond

    23 May 2016

    Region Ile de France will begin a roadshow on Wednesday in the hope of bringing its fourth 'green and sustainability' bond to market.

  • Ontario votes in cap-and-trade system

    19 May 2016

    Ontario has passed legislation to introduce a cap-and-trade carbon market in what has been described as "the start of the next chapter" for its shift towards a low-carbon economy.

  • Singapore's Hyflux 'builds war chest' with four-times oversubscribed placement

    18 May 2016

    Sustainable technology firm Hyflux has seen its latest institutional offering more than four-times oversubscribed – closing the deal early at S$165 million ($120 million).

  • Platina announces two renewables refinancings

    18 May 2016

    Private equity firm Platina Energy Partners has refinanced a £28 million ($40 million) wind portfolio and a €50 million ($56 million) solar portfolio.

  • TSKB tightens price on inaugural sustainability bond by 62.5bps

    16 May 2016

    Turkish investment and development bank Turkiye Sinai Kalkinma (TSKB) tightened pricing on its inaugural sustainability bond by 62.5 basis points, on the back of a massive investor demand.

  • Starbucks to issue sustainability bond

    16 May 2016

    Coffee giant Starbucks is preparing to issue a labelled 'sustainability bond' to help improve the environmental and social impacts of its supply chain.