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The world isn’t the only thing heating up. As issues of governance and climate change continue to dominate headlines, financial institutions are facing growing pressure from governments and public opinion alike to integrate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations into day-to-day operations – in everything from how they lend or invest to how they run their operational facilities.
In spite of the turmoil seen in credit and oil markets in recent months, Lukoil, one of the largest publicly traded oil & gas companies in the world with operations in over 30 countries, was able to issue a competitively-priced USD1.5bn benchmark Regs/144a bond.
May 15, 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic weighs on global markets, both bonds and equities have been battered. But according to recent research from AXA Investment Managers, bonds with a high degree of ESG compliance performed better than their less compliant peers.
Apr 9, 2020
The past decade has seen a swathe of changes in emerging market investing. As data and technology becomes increasingly accessible, ESG grows in importance, and political developments shake up a number of markets and the balance of power worldwide, how will investing in EM change over the next decade?
Mar 4, 2020
Bonds & Loans examines the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats across the GCC projects and infrastructure space on the back of the latest Project, ECA & Structured Finance Saudi Arabia conference.
Mar 3, 2020