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Shareholders and bondholders should pressurise banks to clean up their acts on climate change, sustainable finance experts said this week.
The Bank of England plans to start later this year examining more closely the banking sector’s exposure to risk from climate change. That means banks will have to start telling the regulator more about the risks they face and how they manage them.
The Province of Quebec is set to follow its neighbour Ontario into green bond issuance, opening books for the inaugural bond on Thursday.
Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC) picked a tricky week for its first euro syndication in many years but, thanks to the deal’s green aspect, the trade went off without a hitch.
The Province of Quebec is set to follow its neighbour Ontario into green bond issuance, after hiring banks to run a roadshow for a potential deal in its home currency.
Proponents of “green mortgage loans”, lent against energy efficient homes, argue they are less likely to default and deserve a lower risk weighting than conventional mortgage lending. But it’s a long shot, and there are plenty of other ways to promote the market.
Residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) platform Renovate America is teaming up with commercial PACE finance firm Greenworks Lending to expand in commercial PACE lending.
The pipeline of environmental and social governance bonds is filling up with European public sector borrowers. Two are set to put on green bond roadshows in the weeks to come while a third is planning its social bond debut this year.
The Autonomous Community of Madrid intends to become the first Spanish region to issue a bond for the socially responsible investment market.
The Indian Green Bonds Market Development Council, a public-private initiative, launched its 2017 programme on Tuesday to build the country's green debt market to meet national climate objectives.
India’s Neerg Energy sold a $475m green bond on Monday — the second green dollar transaction from Asia this year. The deal introduced a new structure to the market, but investors’ concerns were allayed by the issuer’s robust credit story.
Cicero, the climate research institute at Oslo University, has produced a report to help investors work out where they face risks from climate change, with red, orange and yellow flags for the severity and immediacy of threats.
Green finance leaders are hoping the European Union will come up with concrete initiatives to help the market, after its new official body on the subject met for the first time last week.
The Green Bond Principles could be adapted to include clarification on the types of assets eligible for financing from the market, according to a sustainability consultant at Vigeo Eiris. The topic has grown in importance after France’s debut sovereign green bond last week included intangible assets among its use of proceeds.
French agency Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations is set to follow its sovereign by bringing a debut green bond syndication in 2017, after hiring banks on Thursday to run a roadshow for the potential trade.
The State of North Rhine-Westphalia announced on Monday that it will hold a roadshow for its third sustainability bond.
A record breaking green bond debut from France rained €7bn of liquidity over an investor base parched of sovereign supply in the format, bringing new promise to the sector. But while other governments will be encouraged into the market, some worry that US president Donald Trump could stunt the market's growth, writes Craig McGlashan.
Donald Trump’s policies could potentially damage the growth of the green bond market, funding officials have warned, as the new US president pursues an agenda focused on industry and manufacturing rather than environmental issues.
NEW: SRI special reportOctober 2015
Articles in this report...
- Bending the curve: can the Paris summit slow climate change?
- Fixed income: is responsible investing becoming the norm?
- Local governments take steps into green universe
- Will someone tell me what’s really green?
- Reporting — the new must-have accessory for SRI bonds
- Green bonds and growing pains
- Social bonds busy making more friends
- Corporate and FIG issuers take the green bond baton
- Asia’s green bond market ready to pop as China, India sign up
- Hopes high for future of Asian SRI
- Latin America finding its own way to rise to the SRI challenge
- Bond volumes off target but optimism shines through
- Green indices reach new heights and take market with them
- The changing investor base’s diversity of needs
- Banks and CSR: Put your money where your mouth is
- SRI sectors in focus: Evolution of green bonds
- SRI sectors in focus: Energy Efficiency
- SRI sectors in focus: Forestry
- SRI sectors in focus: Housing and buildings
- SRI sectors in focus: Renewable energy
- SRI sectors in focus: Transportation
- SRI sectors in focus: Water Governance
- SRI sectors in focus: Water Purification
SRI 2014 report
Articles in this report...
- The last chance saloon
- What is a green bond? And who should decide?
- Bond investors get serious on ESG — and issuers respond
- Green bonds hit the big time
- SSAs take pioneering spirit to new frontiers
- Public sector borrowers define the environment — and beyond
- Bold munis make long green strides, but most are far behind
- SRI bonds — forerunners of the new green generation
- Economic powerhouse could one day lead in ethical issuance
- Projects and pricing: issuers and investors debate the future of Asian SRI
- Corporates take up the green bond baton
- Companies, banks highlight hidden value, prepare green bonds for climate mission
- Have we reached the tipping point?
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