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How the European Central Bank and other institutions are helping European finance go green

08 October 2020

In a world that’s rapidly trying to go green, our Rates strategists takes a look at the role of the European Central Bank in furthering green finance in Europe.

The “O” in SPO: How opinionated are the second party opinion providers?

18 September 2020

Second Party Opinions (SPOs) form a core pillar of the sustainable finance market.

ESG news: Hulk & the incredible green bond market

27 August 2020

Cause stress in the capital markets as the COVID19 pandemic has done, and you – apparently – create a rejuvenated green bond market.

Green recovery bonds: where do companies spend money post-COVID?

21 July 2020

Lockdown is being lifted around the world and we’re starting to live in a ‘new normal.’ But how is the private sector reacting to a world that is increasingly focused on climate change? In our latest piece, we explore ESG financing, green bonds and the future of our new economy.


ESG news: food-chain safety hits the headlines – what’s the impact on market performance?

02 July 2020

In the age of coronavirus, conditions at food processors and distributors are suddenly in the spotlight.

The ESG landscape: Ready for green hedges?

30 June 2020

The grass is always greener on the other side – maybe, sometimes, because it is synthetic?

The impact of coronavirus on ESG Ratings Agencies

26 June 2020

Just as the credit crisis increased emphasis on credit rating methodologies, coronavirus has placed ESG ratings in the spotlight. But do they focus on the correct factors?

The Sustainability Linked Bond Principles

16 June 2020

Last week ICMA launched their Sustainability Linked Bond Principles – a key step for this form of debt that’s linked to the business hitting important ESG targets.

The inorganic route: Get ready for Green M&A Bonds

12 June 2020

It’s not often you hear sustainability practitioners appeal for an inorganic route.

Embracing new green bond guidelines: The market for “green lemons”

26 May 2020

It’s understandable that some corporate green bond issuers have felt in the past like a “Green Santa Claus” – desperately trying to meet the wish lists of a multitude of ESG stakeholders, while not always feeling duly compensated for their work.

“Fighting coronavirus with your wallet”: The ESG investor approach

18 May 2020

In this article we examine some of the impacts of coronavirus on the functioning of ESG investment portfolios.

Coronavirus ESG series: The impact and outlook for corporates

04 May 2020

Friedman once said that only a crisis – actual or perceived – produces real change. Could this be an inflection point?



30 April 2020 - ‘Myopia’ can, at times, help sustainable finance

15 April 2020 - COP26 may be delayed, but don’t let coronavirus distract you from your ESG agenda

14 April 2020The ESG Evolution: Lapses in ESG policy lead to sovereign underperformance

02 April 2020 - Where are you in your ESG investing journey? Here’s how to get ahead


23 March 2020Broadening financing choices through all-season frameworks

13 March 2020 - Green bytes – tech as your ESG ally (video)

11 March 2020High Yield & ESG: pushing green down the credit spectrum


25 February 2020 - ESG Evolution: Addressing the analytical shortfall – an introduction

13 February 2020 - Green bytes: tech as your ESG ally


23 January 2020 - ESG market embraces benefits of Private Placements.



20 December 2019 - “The sustainability referees” – the latest on ESG ratings


25 November 2019 - ESG market dynamics: A case of label overload?

22 November 2019 - ESG market dynamics: Many steps to transition

21 November 2019 - ESG market dynamics: The view from America

20 November 2019 - Sustainability is the new mandatory


23 October 2019 - Growing the ESG product suite


05 September 2019 - Asia: The ESG nexus moves East


20 August 2019 - Climbing the foggy mountain of sustainability


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