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  • UBS forms central sustainability body, Baldinger to lead

    UBS forms central sustainability body, Baldinger to lead

    UBS has revamped its management of sustainability and appointed Michael Baldinger as chief sustainability officer. Last month it named Suni Harford, president of UBS Asset Management, as group executive board sponsor for sustainability and impact.

  • Learning by doing: SLBs to surge, though role still needs defining

    Learning by doing: SLBs to surge, though role still needs defining

    Sustainability-linked bonds are the hot capital markets product of 2021, and are developing so fast that even specialists in the field find it hard to keep up with the pace. The market has benefited from the very early definition of guiding principles last year but, writes Jon Hay, big questions remain about what the instrument is for and how it should be governed.

  • Barclays euro return a 'sign of strength'

    Barclays euro return a 'sign of strength'

    Barclays' first senior euro deal for more than a year has allayed any fears over British risk as the borrower raised €2bn on Wednesday. The bank was joined in the senior market by another rare name, Kommunalkredit Austria.

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  • GlobalCapital Bond Awards 2021: the poll is open

    GlobalCapital Bond Awards 2021: the poll is open

    GlobalCapital today launches the poll to determine our Bond Awards 2021, to commend the outstanding achievements in an exceptionally busy time for capital markets, and we invite you to vote.

Covid-19 bonds

  • Bank senior Covid-19 response table

    Bank senior Covid-19 response table

    After the global eruption of the coronavirus pandemic, issuers such as governments, central banks and companies have been prompted to create new strategies to tackle the negative effects.


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  • EU eyes separate gas law, leaves harmful bioenergy in Taxonomy

    EU eyes separate gas law, leaves harmful bioenergy in Taxonomy

    The European Commission is set to put forward a new solution to the intense battle over the EU's sustainable finance Taxonomy, between green finance supporters and EU member states that want to safeguard their plans to use gas, GlobalCapital has learned.



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  • UK moves early to dispel fears about bank capital buffers

    Markets rejoiced this week after the Bank of England proposed policy changes that will make it harder for UK lenders to run into automatic restrictions on their additional tier one coupons and equity dividends. The move was seen as a way of addressing concern about ‘buffer usability’, which has come to the fore during the Covid-19 pandemic.