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Friday, 02 September 2022
Aug/Sep 2022

Paris alignment a win-win for capital allocation

The biggest question for capital allocation in sustainable finance is how to capture externalities – most importantly the wider cost of emissions – without excessively adversely affecting performance. L-Bank acted as dual studies partner for research by graduate student David Alexander Jablonski, which finds that there may be a performance benefit from investment in a Paris Agreement-aligned portfolio.

Thursday, 10 March 2022
Feb/Mar 2022

Kangaroos hop out of the blocks in 2022

Supranational, sovereign and agency Kangaroo issuance started the new year at record pace and by late February remained on course for the busiest start to the year for a decade. Market users say a raft of supporting factors has made deal flow possible for a notably wide range of issuers and share  a cautiously optimistic outlook for the rest of 2022.

Wednesday, 25 August 2021
Aug/Sep 2021

Learn, develop, adjust – an evolutionary approach to ESG

Sustainable finance continues to gather momentum in 2021, with record labelled issuance and ‘greeniums’ developing into the norm for pricing these instruments. A recent thesis questions the efficacy of such developments, however – instead calling for a sustainable-finance market that considers entities as a whole rather than their individual assets.

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