ESMA urges EU Commission to increase sustainability regulation

The European Commission has been urged by an EU supervisory authority to introduce regulation, rather than non-binding guidelines, in areas such as requiring sustainability-related disclosures and accreditation of green bond second opinion providers.

Green bond round-up, 12 June 2019

The US Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) plans to enter the green bond market with a new commercial mortgage-backed security programme.

AXA IM pens 'transition bond guidelines'

AXA Investment Managers has penned guidelines for issuing 'transition bonds', arguing that the development of this new asset class is necessary to stop the green bond market being undermined.