Sustainable Debt

  • Hard-to-abate 'transition' bonds can be 'green' if obsolescence risk managed

    19 April 2024

    Bond issuances tackling hard-to-abate sectors can have their transition-focused bonds judged as green bonds if they manage "obsolescence risk," a sustainable bond investor told an Environmental Finance event.

  • TotalEnergies pauses SLB plans amid weak market development

    19 April 2024

    French oil supermajor TotalEnergies told Environmental Finance it has paused plans to only issue sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) after the market for the performance-based instrument did not "develop as anticipated" - especially in the US.

  • 'Huge opportunity' for private transition credit growth, says HSBC

    19 April 2024

    There is a "huge opportunity" for private credit markets to provide transition finance, in particular direct lending through sustainability-linked loans (SLLs), said HSBC Asset Management (HSBC AM).

  • Gabon's debt-for-nature swap 'still works' despite coup, LGIM says

    18 April 2024

    A 'debt-for-nature swap' designed to provide $160 million of funding for ocean conservation projects in Gabon "still works" despite a coup led by the country's army, a prominent investor in the deal told an Environmental Finance event.

  • Loan round-up: Odfjell, Gerald Group, Société de la Tour Eiffel and ... more

    18 April 2024
  • Sustainable bonds 'on track' for $1bn issuance in 2024

    18 April 2024

    Sustainable bond issuance is looking set to return to a billion-dollar market in 2024 after a record-breaking first quarter, according to Environmental Finance figures.

  • Sovereign green bonds should 'move on from railways' for impact

    18 April 2024

    Sovereign issuers have been urged by an investor to look beyond clean transport - in particular, railways - for their green bond allocations in order to improve impact, an Environmental Finance event heard.

  • Emerging markets sustainable bond issuance still faces challenges

    18 April 2024

    Momentum is building in sustainable bond issuance in several emerging markets, but a range of obstacles to attracting capital still need to be overcome, attendees at the Environmental Finance Sustainable Debt EMEA conference heard.

  • Sustainability-linked loan model 'may have been ahead of its time'

    18 April 2024

    The model for sustainability-linked loans "might have been ahead of its time" in the leeway it gives borrowers to choose which sustainability-related indicators they will be judged against, an Environmental Finance conference heard.

  • 'Just transition' data a work in progress, development bank claims

    18 April 2024

    A development bank is working on metrics to measure and report on 'just transition', an Environmental Finance Sustainable Debt EMEA conference in London has heard.

  • 'Don't overlook non-EU countries' for EU aligned assets

    17 April 2024

    Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) has urged issuers to not discount non-EU countries on their assumed quality of sustainability data, an Environmental Finance event heard.

  • Transparency needed to bring more credibility to sustainable loans market

    17 April 2024

    The sustainability-linked loan market is evolving, as it battles to overcome its credibility issues, the Environmental Finance Sustainable Debt EMEA conference heard.

  • SDG mapping unhelpful with bond impact reporting

    17 April 2024

    Mapping the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is unhelpful for reporting and tracking the impact of bonds, an Environmental Finance event heard.

  • Bond round-up: RWE, NYK Line, KfW ... and more

    17 April 2024
  • IFC and T.Rowe Price pledge $150m to blue bond strategy

    17 April 2024

    The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and T.Rowe Price have revealed they will each invest $75 million in their blue bond strategy.

Sustainable Loans Insight 2023