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January 20

Note Water risk: what COVID-19 has taught us about ignoring systemic risks and what to do about it

For the past decade, WWF has been asking, “why are water crises continually ignored despite featuring on the WEF risk list year after year?” We know water crises are happening, we know the impact is substantial, and we know the risks are worsening, yet nobody is (...)

December 2020

News Nascent Social Bond Fund Sector Faces Implementation Challenges

Dedicated social bond funds, such as the social bond strategy announced recently by Amundi, may face heightened single-name concentration risks as a result unless they have latitude to invest in a wider array of instruments than just social (...)

November 2020

News European Union EUR 8.5 billion single tranche bond issue due 4th July, 2035

The European Union (“EU”), rated AAA/AAA/Aaa/AA/AAA by DBRS, Fitch, Moody’s, S&P and SCOPE (positive outlook for S&P, stable for the other rating agencies), today issued a €8.5 billion single tranche social bond due in July 2035. This was the third EU transaction under (...)

November 2020

Opinion Central Banks: leading the path towards Impact Investing

According to Frédéric Samama, Chief Responsible Investment Officer at CPR AM, the fact that Central Banks are putting these issues on their agenda sends a signal that all corporates are increasingly evolving into an environment in which these themes are becoming (...)

October 2020

Opinion When is ‘green’ really green?

Green corporate bonds are growing in popularity, but it can be tricky to figure out just how green these investments really are. How do you know when ‘green’ is really green and not just a catchy name of the bond?

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