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Market Horizons podcast: The EU goes for gold with its Green Bond Regulation

In this episode of Allen & Overy’s Market Horizons podcast series, Axel de Backer, a Senior Associate in A&O’s Banking & International Capital Markets practice in Brussels and Danielle Kendall, a Senior Professional Support Lawyer in A&O’s International Capital Markets practice in London, discuss the potential impact of the EU Green Bond Regulation for the mainstream debt capital markets.

Together, they analyse why the new European green bond label will represent a “gold standard”, and how an issuer will be able to meet its requirements. They review the newly introduced voluntary approach to sustainability disclosures for bonds not using the label but marketed as environmentally sustainable or sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs). They also cover the ability for issuers to continue to follow the ICMA Principles should they prefer and the potential impact of proposed changes to the EU Prospectus Regulation in terms of the introduction of a new ESG disclosure Annex.

In addition to this podcast, please click here for more information on the EU Green Bond Regulation. Please note this podcast was recorded and first made available on 29 June 2023, before the publication of the EU Green Bond Regulation in the Official Journal of the EU on 30 November 2023.

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