The LGX Monthly Roundup
This month, we bring you a complete overview of the sustainability-linked bond (SLB) market, a Memorandum of Understanding with Cabo Verde, an invitation to celebrate International Women’s Day and much more.
Everything you need to know about SLBs
With EUR 91.42 billion issued in 2021, the SLB market is gaining momentum. To help you navigate this innovative type of financial instruments, our experts have put together a detailed study of the market.
Powered by the data of the LGX DataHub, the Trends and Characteristics of the SLB Market study dives deep into the current state of the market and analyses SLBs characteristics.
Joining forces with Bolsa de Valores de Cabo Verde
The Luxembourg Stock Exchange and Bolsa de Valores de Cabo Verde have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate cooperation in capital market activities, with a specific focus on sustainable finance.
"This landmark cooperation agreement reflects our strategy of expanding LuxSE's international footprint and cooperating with selected exchanges across the world to accelerate the growth of sustainable finance and contribute to making sustainable finance truly global," noted our CEO Julie Becker.
Join us as we ring the bell for International Women's Day
On 8 March at 09:00 CET, we’ll ring the bell to celebrate International Women's Day with 100+ other exchanges, as part of an initiative organised by the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative, alongside the UN Global Compact, UN Women, International Finance Corporation (IFC) and World Federation of Exchanges.
Register now to hear special guests from Luxembourg’s financial industry and Luxembourg Minister of Finance Yuriko Backes discuss the importance of gender equality for a more sustainable future.
During the 45-minute event, you will have the chance to hear what our guests have to say on the challenges – past, present and future – of creating a more gender balanced world.
Laetitia Hamon takes stock of a year of records for LGX
In an interview with Environmental Finance, our Head of Sustainable Finance Laetitia Hamon shares her views on the key trends that shaped the sustainable finance sphere in 2021, both globally and on LGX.
From the booming market of sustainability-linked bonds to EU Taxonomy alignment data, Laetitia takes a closer look at last year’s highlights, and what is yet to come.
Zooming in on new displays
Two green bonds, totalling EUR 1 bn, were issued by the logistics company P3 Logistic Parks and displayed on LGX. The proceeds will finance green buildings, renewable energy, and energy efficiency projects in the properties they manage, in line with the P3 Group’s new green financing framework.
The Belgian bank Argenta brought its EUR 600 m inaugural green bond to LGX, making its debut on the platform. The bond was issued to finance or refinance green mortgage loans. The company’s Green Bond Framework, based on the Green Bond Principles 2021 of the International Capital Markets Association (ICMA), aims to support its sustainability strategy.
Fabbrica Italiana Sintetici SpA issued a EUR 350 m sustainability-linked secured bond (SLB), which is now displayed on LGX. According to its SLB framework, the company aims to reduce absolute scope 1 & 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 20%, reduce freshwater consumption by 20% and reduce waste sent to external disposal by 20% by 2026.