Teess – a joint venture between France’s TotalEnergies and Chinese renewables company Envision – will execute the first green-funded project in China’s solar industry as it bets on the country’s energy transition. Capital Monitor takes an in-depth look at the deal.
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Science-Based Targets are a vital starting point for a company’s transition plan, but the inclusion of high-emitting coal companies on the initiative's approval list presents problems for investors forming policies around them.
Hotel and shopping mall group Majid Al Futtaim will use the proceeds from its new $1.5bn sustainability-linked loan to target emissions, green malls and, in a first for the Middle East, gender inequality. Head of treasury John Arentz provides the details.
The US drugs giant will use proceeds from its second sustainability bond issue to tackle the pandemic, including in emerging markets. ESG head Chris Gray seeks to dispel scepticism by explaining the deal's rationale, while treasurer Brian McMahon discusses the $1bn bond’s pricing.
The British luxury fashion house was the first of its peers to tap the sustainability bond market. A year on, it has not only met its targets but in some cases gone beyond them. The company’s CFO and head of corporate responsibility explain how.
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.
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.
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.
The development of new ways to apply sustainable capital is truly exciting, but investors must pay close attention to how new fund offerings are created and the ESG data on which they are predicated.
The proliferation of ESG indices and the funds launched off the back of them is great business, but the ESG ratings underpinning them are under intense scrutiny.
Capital Monitor speaks to the head of Rome's airport operator about its unprecedented sale of a sustainability-linked bond. Although its scope is limited, the deal goes some way to prove sceptics wrong.
Unable to rely on ratings alone, ATP is identifying material ESG data and applying it to specific areas, such as utilities and healthcare, where it can make a long-term positive impact. We break down how this is done.