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ESGPrivate Finance ESG Monthly – 21 October 2021

Breaking down trending ESG* trades & themes to help those within Private Finance get ahead of the latest issues shaping the market.

ESGGoing green for your maiden bond issue

Want further evidence that green finance is becoming mainstream? Then look at the exponential increase of inaugural bond issuers opting for a sustainability label.

ESGCarbonomics 101: What are voluntary carbon markets and how are UK financial institutions using them as part of their sustainability strategies?

With the momentum behind net-zero growing and institutional zero-emissions pledges making headlines, we take a closer look at voluntary carbon offsetting, carbon markets, and how financial institutions are using them as part of their sustainability strategies.

ESGWhat ESG investors want: Sustainability-Linked Bonds need fine tuning

The sustainability-linked bond (SLB) market has emerged as one of the fastest growing ESG asset class of 2021, already accounting for 10% of the overall market. Yet the fierce debate around the structure continues – a reason for NatWest’s Sustainable Finance team to host an online panel about SLBs as part of NatWest’s “What ESG investors want” series.

ESGTransitioning to net zero carbon – Germany’s Green Finance market

In our third and last article about Germany we’ll shine a spotlight on the country’s financial sector, which some observers say “has yet to pull its full weight in contributing to a smooth continuation of the Energiewende and a rapid reduction of greenhouse gas emissions”.

ESGTransitioning to net-zero carbon – Germany’s challenges and opportunities

While its long tradition of protecting the environment and instilling a sense of ‘green duty’ in its citizens from a young age has given Europe’s biggest country a head-start in addressing the climate crisis, observers have been surprised to see Germany lagging behind others in formulating ambitious climate policies and mobilising its public and private sector.

ESGTransitioning to net zero carbon – Germany’s political and institutional priorities

After kicking off our Virtual World Tour ahead of COP26 with the UK, we’re now travelling to Germany to have a closer look at Europe’s largest economy, starting in this article with an overview of Germany’s political and institutional priorities, covering in more detail

ESG/SustainabilitySustainability-Linked Bond Watch Note: Q3 2021

A reflection on the biggest themes and events shaping the Sustainability-Linked Bond market in Q3.

ESG/SustainabilityCorporate ESG Monthly – 6 October 2021

Breaking down trending ESG trades & themes to help Corporates get ahead of the latest issues shaping the market.

ESG‘Greenflation’: will a more sustainable society come at the cost of rising inflation?

The argument that more sustainable outcomes will carry higher costs and thus lead to rising inflation could have huge implications for businesses, central banks, and global governments. But are we really likely to see sustained price rises as a result of going green? Alvaro Vivanco takes a closer look.

ESGESG investor scrutiny and the impact on corporates: setting the context

Dr. Arthur Krebbers, Dan Bressler and Dean Shahfar explore how increased scrutiny on ESG investing is already beginning to impact corporate issuers; the first instalment of a four-part series.

ESG/SustainabilityRivoluzione verde? Investing in Italy’s decarbonisation

“We have to accelerate all decarbonisation opportunities through serious investments,” was one key message from a panel of ESG experts during our virtual webinar about the financial and investment implications of the Italian decarbonisation agenda.