On September 16, in the presence of Luxembourg Minister of Finance, Pierre Gramegna, and China’s ambassador to Luxembourg, Xiaorong Yang, the Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE) and China Merchants Bank (CMB) celebrated the listing of the bank’s landmark dual-tranche bond issuance comprised of a sustainability bond and a carbon neutrality-themed green bond on the exchange. The pioneering bonds are displayed on the Luxembourg Green Exchange (LGX).
On September 7, the European Commission has adopted an independently evaluated Green Bond framework, thus taking a step forward towards the issuance of up to €250 billion green bonds, or 30% of NextGenerationEU's total issuance. The framework provides investors in these bonds with confidence that the funds mobilised will be allocated to green projects and that the Commission will report on its environmental impact.
Quintet commits €200 million to Amundi Funds Emerging Markets Green Bond in line with broader focus on generating positive real-world impact. Innovative vehicle catalyzes investments in environmentally friendly technologies and services across emerging markets.
On August 27th, the European Commission has made public the study commissioned from BlackRock on sustainable finance. The American asset manager criticizes the lack of a clear definition of ESG (environmental, social and governance criteria) within banks and regulators.
Spuerkeess a obtenu le prix de «Financial Leader in Sustaining Communities in Western Europe 2021». Ce tout nouveau titre récompense les banques les plus engagées en matière de finance durable, tant au niveau mondial que régional.
The subsidiary of Deutsche Bank, the second listed asset manager in Europe after Amundi, is targeted by investigations in United States, after a denunciation by its former head of sustainable development. DWS would have overestimated the weight of its outstanding integrating ESG criteria (environmental, social and governance).
Amundi, premier gérant d'actifs européen, élargit sa gamme de fonds Amundi Funds ESG Improvers avec deux stratégies obligataires au niveau monde, l’une sur l’ensemble des obligations d’entreprises, l’autre sur les obligations d’entreprises dites à haut rendement (High Yield) :
–Amundi Funds Global Corporate ESG Improvers Bond, qui vise à surperformer l’indice ICE Bank of America Global Large Cap Corporate Index (USD Hedged);
–Amundi Funds Pioneer Global High Yield ESG Improvers Bond, qui vise à surperformer l’indice ICE Bank of America Global High Yield Index (USD Hedged).
EU businesses’ climate-related investment continues to evolve despite Covid-19. Climate change’s ultimate impact may still be hazy for many businesses, but more EU firms are investing to protect themselves than US firms. Uncertainty about regulation and taxation is cited as the biggest obstacle to climate-related investment. Although investment in energy efficiency measures has increased, Europe’s energy savings potential remains largely untapped.
Le Luxembourg est l'un des plus grands donateurs par habitant du financement climatique international (FCI) public, avec 200 millions d'euros alloués sur la période 2021-2025. Cela représente une augmentation de 80 millions d’euros par rapport à la période 2014-2020.
Ahead of an anticipated boom in the USD green-bond market driven by the Biden administration’s ambitious clean energy transition plan, Robeco and Quintet Private Bank have partnered to launch one of Europe’s first USD green-bond strategies. RobecoSAM US Green Bonds – a carve-out from RobecoSAM Global Green Bonds, launched last year – provides diversified exposure to the US green-bond market, fueling positive environmental impact while aiming to provide long-term capital growth that outperforms the Bloomberg Barclays MSCI USD Green Bond Index.