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EU lining up seismic entry to green bond market

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EU lining up seismic entry to green bond market

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday that 30% of the funding that the EU will raise for its €750bn pandemic recovery fund will come from green bonds. That kind of volume will mean sweeping changes for the green bond market, causing trepidation in some quarters, while others rejoice.

  • Novartis stirs debate with first social-linked step-up coupon bond

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    Novartis stirs debate with first social-linked step-up coupon bond

    Sustainability-linked bonds took a full year to get going after Enel, the Italian power and gas company, introduced the structure in September 2019. But they are now gathering pace. This week Novartis, the Swiss pharmaceutical company, printed a deal, just a week after Suzano, the Brazilian pulp and paper group, had become the second issuer.

  • Grenke’s shares plummet following Viceroy report

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    Grenke’s shares plummet following Viceroy report

    Bank and leasing firm Grenke has seen its share price plummet by more than half over the past two days after becoming the latest target of Viceroy Research, the activist short seller known for its campaigns against Wirecard and Steinhoff. German regulator Bafin has told GlobalCapital it is investigating the situation.

  • Has IFFIm blazed a trail for others?

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    Has IFFIm blazed a trail for others?

    Cyrus Ardalan, chair of the board of directors at the International Finance Facility for Immunisation (IFFIm), discussed whether others could follow his organisation's model to finance solutions to social challenges at the GlobalCapital Sustainable and Responsible Capital Markets Virtual Forum 2020 on Wednesday.

  • ESG harmonisation push gives cheer for derivatives

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    ESG harmonisation push gives cheer for derivatives

    A push towards harmonising data and reporting standards in ESG finance is gaining momentum and is a much-needed move in the development of the market. This was the message from panellists at GlobalCapital’s Sustainable and Responsible Investment Capital Markets Virtual Forum this week.

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  • AIIB and NDB prep dollar bonds for Covid response

    AIIB and NDB prep dollar bonds for Covid response

    Following investor calls last week, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the New Development Bank hit screens on Monday to announce new dollar benchmark transactions, which will be used to support their member states in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Covid-19: SSA response bonds

    Covid-19: SSA response bonds

    Sovereign, supranational and agency bond issuers are mobilising their resources to support the fight against Covid-19.

  • Rabo unveils four-stranded sustainable framework, prints $1bn

    Rabo unveils four-stranded sustainable framework, prints $1bn

    Rabobank has issued its largest green bond, a day after publishing a new Sustainable Funding Framework that will enable it to print debt in four different green and social flavours — a structure it hopes will give investors more clarity.

  • Iberdrola turns to ICO for fourth green loan

    Iberdrola turns to ICO for fourth green loan

    Iberdrola, the Spanish energy company, has signed another green loan from Instituto de Crédito Oficial, months after getting financing from the lender for other renewables projects.

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