Often cash-flush and shy of scrutiny, higher education institutions have not typically felt the need or inclination to raise green bonds, despite their suitability for such funding. That is changing, with private placements seen as increasingly popular.
Retirement village operator Summerset has inked a landmark sustainability-linked loan related to reductions in carbon emissions and construction waste and, less typically, the development of dementia care. Its domestic peers are also expected to take the green finance path.
Hotel and shopping mall group Majid Al Futtaim will use the proceeds from its new $1.5bn sustainability-linked loan to target emissions, green malls and, in a first for the Middle East, gender inequality. Head of treasury John Arentz provides the details.
Real estate investment trust Gecina has completed the landmark green conversion of its entire debt portfolio. Finance head Nicolas Dutreuil explains the rationale and process of the first restructuring of its type in the property sector.
The head of Rome's airport operator speaks about its unprecedented sale of a sustainability-linked bond. Although its scope is limited, the deal goes some way to prove sceptics wrong.