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ESG/SustainabilitySustainability-Linked Bond Watch Note: Q1 2021

Sustainability-linked debt issuance took off in Q1 and it has already surpassed 2020 levels – total supply €18.8billion eq.

COP26ESG investing: The role of the investor on the road to COP26

We brought together a panel of thought leaders to exchange views on how the institutional investor community is tackling climate priorities.

Corporate structurePost-pandemic deconglomeration trend: a guide for corporate finance decision-makers

In this feature, Corporate Sector Advisory specialist Hai Le highlights three reasons why deconglomeration could accelerate in the current climate and outlines a number of capital structure and financing considerations for corporates considering spinning off or divesting part of their business.

ESGThe 2021 outlook revisited: which key calls could come to life in Q2?

Our Global Head of Desk Strategy John Briggs reflects on how some of the major calls from our Year Ahead 2021 outlook are evolving – and their impact on economies & markets in the months to come.

ESGCorporate ESG Monthly – 1 April 2021

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

ESGBuilding back better – and greener: what the UK Budget means for driving a green & resilient recovery

Our specialists outline how the new UK Budget aims to enlist corporates, financial institutions & institutional investment firms to help the country adapt to the effects of climate change and build a more resilient future.

ESGESG Disclosure, SFDR. The start of things to come?

The new Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) brings in its first wave of disclosure obligations from 10 March 2021 with the aim to provide more transparency on sustainability within the financial markets in a standardised way.

ESGESG in the Biden era: emissions hit US utilities at the bottom line

Markets punishing high-emitting power providers and rewarding emission reductions after Joe Biden’s election victory highlights a growing need among both businesses & investors to focus on industry-specific ESG policy risks.

ESGESG finance: how about a company’s second green bond?

While inaugural green bonds attract most of the limelight, follow-on issuances should not be forgotten. They highlight to what extent a company has truly committed to the asset class by becoming a recurring issuer.

ESGCorporate ESG Monthly – 3 March 2021

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

ESG/SustainabilityESG investing: Green debt & the asset-based approach

When structuring green or other use of proceeds debt, you can fulfil your “pledge” through referencing expenditures and/or asset value.

ESG/SustainabilityESG and regulation – carrot or stick?

With the post financial crisis wave of regulation largely implemented one could be forgiven for expecting the regulatory waters to be a little calmer.