Asset classes

Climate Bonds Initiative highlights 'stealth greening' of European debt market as some sectors see more green bonds than vanilla.
Net-zero commitments are prompting asset managers and owners to address the climate implications of investing in government debt.
AFME figures show premium for German and French green sovereign bonds has halved since the start of the year.
Social bonds fall out of favour post-pandemic as issuers turn to conventional market or newer sustainability-linked structures.
Asia's largest supplier of green bonds looks to align standards with international principles as Moody's says APAC issuance strong despite market headwinds.
Global asset manager criticises weak incentives in SLB structures, while HSBC backs calls to reject use of ESG ratings as KPIs.
Second Canadian issuer enters market as EDF looks to fund nuclear projects with green bonds.
Corporate bond issuers will be judged against actual emissions levels, decarbonisation targets and reporting, with changes made to collateral framework.
The latest developments in ESG-related funds: ESG ETFs from Invesco, VanEck; Amundi launches green bond fund
UK regulator investigating differences between sustainable debt frameworks and prospectuses will need Treasury intervention to regulate ESG ratings.

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