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Germany's public sector issuers lead from the front

 

At the end of June GlobalCapital and DZ Bank brought together some of Germany’s leading public sector bond issuers to discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on their capital markets activities...

Germany's public sector issuers lead from the front

 

Awards

  • BP, Iberdrola, Novartis star in corporate Bond Awards

    BP, Iberdrola, Novartis star in corporate Bond Awards

    GlobalCapital reveals today the winners of its Bond Awards 2021, including celebration of the achievement of top corporate banks and issuers — and Lifetime Achievement Awards for two of Europe’s most prominent corporate funding officials.

Sub-Sovereigns

Comment

  • Greenwashing is in the mouth of the investor

    Accusations of greenwashing have been infrequent in the 14 year old green bond market, which mainly sticks to uncontroversial assets, such as renewable energy and railways. The sustainability-linked bond market is only a toddler, but already a much more difficult child. No wonder: it is handling tougher material.

  • Banning dealers is harsh but ESG should apply to them as well as issuers

    When the European Commission excluded 10 of its primary dealers from its debut Next Generation EU syndicated transaction last week on the grounds that they had been found to have violated anti-trust rules, some bankers branded it “unfair”. It may be a harsh penalty, but surely bookrunners should face the same scrutiny as issuers when it comes to environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria.