Momentum builds behind the circular economy as investors seek better growth while tackling global challenges, while innovation in this area is de-risking investments and delivering exciting risk-adjusted returns for investors.
The German lender is turning down more deals that do not satisfy its increasingly strict sustainability criteria. But it still faces criticism for its financing of high-carbon industries.
The region's healthcare providers have been slow to embrace sustainable funding because it is tricky to set measurable key performance indicators in the sector – but that is changing.
Retirement funds are not typical issuers of debt, yet several of Canada's big players have not only sold plenty of conventional bonds, but are increasingly moving to obtain green funding. Capital Monitor looks at the financial realities of why.
CFOs and treasurers take note. Although the pricing advantage for sustainable bonds has declined over the past six months, it is unlikely to vanish even as the volume of green bonds rises. Whether this is the case over a longer distance is up for fierce debate.
Turkish manufacturer Arçelik will use proceeds from its debut green bond to address a challenge most companies prefer to ignore. The issue attracted strong investor demand despite domestic economic turbulence.
Norway’s local government financing agency, Kommunalbanken, is helping reduce the country’s heavy economic reliance on fossil fuels through its long-standing and fast-growing green lending programme.
In their new book, Moving Beyond Modern Portfolio Theory – Investing That Matters, Jon Lukomnik and James Hawley deliver a devastating blow to adherents of MPT. The two deftly articulate why it is not fit for purpose to tackle the challenges we face today.
The $660bn Japanese insurance company has started applying in-house ESG evaluation criteria to all its investments and set out plans to decarbonise its portfolio, among other moves that underscore its sustainability credentials.
The Italian power company recently sold the largest-ever sustainability-linked bond, after issuing the world's first in 2019. It also has ambitious plans to cut emissions, add renewables capacity, and raise more sustainable funding.
Privately owned companies are integrating ESG disclosure into their financing agreements at the fastest rate on record as new sustainability regulations and shifting investor demand push one of the most secret market segments to come out.
The French industrial gas producer achieved a record price for its first green debt issue even as the bond ‘greenium’ has narrowed. This is at least partly thanks to the company’s rising focus on hydrogen.