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Drive to net-zero is full of opportunity
04 December 2020
Transitioning to a zero-carbon society is a massive growth story, if we get it right, leaders from academia, an NGO and the corporate sector agreed during a virtual NatWest panel discussion.
Social housing sector launches sustainability reporting standard
10 November 2020
The Sustainability Reporting Standard for Social Housing has been launched today by the ESG Social Housing Working Group to help attract ESG investments
Sustainability-linked bonds one year on: what have we learned?
05 November 2020
While green debt is about to reach puberty, sustainability-linked bonds are still very much in diapers. We take a look at what we’ve learned about them one year on.
Impact investing: Lessons from the corporate social wave
08 October 2020
Many corporates have become more comfortable in their role as agents for social change. Partly as a result of Covid-19, this is now also starting to dominate treasury activity.
How the European Central Bank and other institutions are helping European finance go green
08 October 2020
In a world that’s rapidly trying to go green, our Rates strategists takes a look at the role of the European Central Bank in furthering green finance in Europe.
The “O” in SPO: How opinionated are the second party opinion providers?
18 September 2020
Second Party Opinions (SPOs) form a core pillar of the sustainable finance market.
ESG news: Hulk & the incredible green bond market
27 August 2020
Cause stress in the capital markets as the COVID19 pandemic has done, and you – apparently – create a rejuvenated green bond market.
Green recovery bonds: where do companies spend money post-COVID?
21 July 2020
Lockdown is being lifted around the world and we’re starting to live in a ‘new normal.’ But how is the private sector reacting to a world that is increasingly focused on climate change? In our latest piece, we explore ESG financing, green bonds and the future of our new economy.
ESG news: food-chain safety hits the headlines – what’s the impact on market performance?
02 July 2020
In the age of coronavirus, conditions at food processors and distributors are suddenly in the spotlight.
Helping RediResi tackle the Irish housing shortage
Award-winning innovation: RediResi is supporting the ‘Rebuilding Ireland’ scheme with sustainable social housing.
The ESG landscape: Ready for green hedges?
30 June 2020
The grass is always greener on the other side – maybe, sometimes, because it is synthetic?
The impact of coronavirus on ESG Ratings Agencies
26 June 2020
Just as the credit crisis increased emphasis on credit rating methodologies, coronavirus has placed ESG ratings in the spotlight. But do they focus on the correct factors?
The Sustainability Linked Bond Principles
16 June 2020
Last week ICMA launched their Sustainability Linked Bond Principles – a key step for this form of debt that’s linked to the business hitting important ESG targets.
The inorganic route: Get ready for Green M&A Bonds
12 June 2020
It’s not often you hear sustainability practitioners appeal for an inorganic route.
Embracing new green bond guidelines: The market for “green lemons”
26 May 2020
It’s understandable that some corporate green bond issuers have felt in the past like a “Green Santa Claus” – desperately trying to meet the wish lists of a multitude of ESG stakeholders, while not always feeling duly compensated for their work.
“Fighting coronavirus with your wallet”: The ESG investor approach
18 May 2020
In this article we examine some of the impacts of coronavirus on the functioning of ESG investment portfolios.
Coronavirus ESG series: The impact and outlook for corporates
04 May 2020
Friedman once said that only a crisis – actual or perceived – produces real change. Could this be an inflection point?
30 April 2020 - ‘Myopia’ can, at times, help sustainable finance
23 March 2020 - Broadening financing choices through all-season frameworks
13 March 2020 - Green bytes – tech as your ESG ally (video)
11 March 2020 - High Yield & ESG: pushing green down the credit spectrum
25 February 2020 - ESG Evolution: Addressing the analytical shortfall – an introduction
13 February 2020 - Green bytes: tech as your ESG ally
23 January 2020 - ESG market embraces benefits of Private Placements.
20 December 2019 - “The sustainability referees” – the latest on ESG ratings
25 November 2019 - ESG market dynamics: A case of label overload?
22 November 2019 - ESG market dynamics: Many steps to transition
21 November 2019 - ESG market dynamics: The view from America
20 November 2019 - Sustainability is the new mandatory
23 October 2019 - Growing the ESG product suite
05 September 2019 - Asia: The ESG nexus moves East
20 August 2019 - Climbing the foggy mountain of sustainability