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Wrapping up 2022 and welcoming 2023

08 Feb 2023

13 minutes read
 
The Green & Sustainable Hub (GSH) is delighted to present its best wishes for 2023 and takes the opportunity to draw lessons from 2022.
Before starting the new year, we looke...

ECB's avenues to intensify climate action in quest “of punch”

08 Feb 2023

4 minutes read
 
Monetary policy tightening, responding to 2022’s inflationary spike, could hinder the green transition. Interest rates and raw material price increase create new barriers to low-c...

ESG integration in private debt: Towards Data Template Convergence?

08 Feb 2023

6 minutes read
 
Introduction
In our July 2022 article entitled, “ESG integration in private debt, challenges and opportunities”, we discussed the rise of the private debt market in recent years a...

Air France – KLM €1bn inaugural sustainability-linked bond

08 Feb 2023

6 minutes read
 
On January 9th, 2023, Air France-KLM has successfully placed its first sustainability-linked bonds, for a nominal amount of EUR 1 billion, linked to the company’s target to reduce...

Climate is dead, long live biodiversity

08 Feb 2023

12 minutes read
 
2022 ended with COP15 propelling the world on the path to halt and reverse biodiversity loss. 2023 is set to be a decisive year for biodiversity as many agenda coalesce to make b...

Renew Power US$1bn Green Loan: “round-the-clock” hybrid power project financing

08 Feb 2023

1 minute read
Renew Power has successfully closed a US$985m-equivalent Green Loan to finance round-the-clock renewable energy projects in the States of Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Karnataka, India....

Euro GSSS Bond Market: evolutions, trends and novelties

04 Nov 2022

6 minute read
 
Euro GSSS (Green, Social, Sustainability and Sustainability-linked) issuances, all type of issuers combined, reached EUR 255 bn by the end of September. This represents a 17% decre...

Climate worst performers under strain from ECB's Green QE, collateral and parliamentary proposals for capital rules changes

04 Nov 2022

9 - minute read
 
Details were released late September on how ECB’s green QE would work. The titling of bonds purchasing program focuses on climate change mitigation and began to apply to corporat...

World Bank’s new SLB Platform for Sovereigns

04 Nov 2022

3 - minute read
 
 
Ahead of COP 27 starting on November 6th, 2022, the Sustainability-linked Sovereign Debt Hub (SSDH) was launched last September by several Development Finance Institutions (DFI...

Ramsay Santé topped up the first Sustainability-Linked collateral trust

04 Nov 2022

1 - minute read

Ramsay Santé topped up its collateral trust, making it one of the largest on the French market (€366.2m in cumulative contracted loan) and the first to be linked to sustainability...

CSRD, where are we at?

04 Nov 2022

10 - minute read
 
Last June the European Parliament and Council agreed on a final text [1] for the corporate sustainability reporting directive (CSRD), that will update the 2014 Non-Financial Rep...

EFRAG and CSRD: why you are going to hear (more) about it

04 Nov 2022

3 - minute read
 
In 2021, the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG), the European public-private advisory group on financial reporting, has been charged by the European Commission w...

SDG alignment toolbox seminar hosted by IDFC and Natixis CIB

04 Nov 2022

2 - minute read
 
In September, Natixis CIB hosted a two-day seminar to discuss the concepts and tools proposed by its Green & Sustainable Hub to assist the International Development Finance C...

ECB to decarbonize its corporate bond purchasing and collateral framework: from intent to almost immediate action

05 Aug 2022

20 - minute read****
Executive SummaryPursuant to its climate action roadmap released in 2021 (see our July 2021 article “European Central Bank’s historic pledge on climate”)[1], the ECB announced...

ESG integration in private debt, challenges and opportunities

05 Aug 2022

4 - minute read
  
Sustainable finance has become mainstream and gained traction in most debt market segments, including the rising private debt market. Global investment in private debt exceeded ...

ICMA’s newly released KPI registry to discipline SLB issuances

05 Aug 2022

1 - minute read
 
On June 28th 2022, at the occasion of its Annual General Meeting, the ICMA Green Bond Principles published an “illustrative KPI Registry”.
As it faced some criticism regarding t...

ECB climate stress test unveils shortcomings in climate risk management

05 Aug 2022

8 - minute read
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Executive Summary
Recent climate stress test results from the European Central Bank[1] and Bank of England[2] provide a window on the challenges banks face in preparing for cli...

Nuclear and gas inclusion in the taxonomy creates a “between in and out”

05 Aug 2022

5 - minutes read
 
The vote in the European Parliament was expected to be tight as a cross-party coalition from the left to center-right was opposing the taxonomy complementary delegated act on nu...

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