• Innovative $1bn 'blended finance' SDG loan fund launched

    29 November 2023

    Allianz Global Investors (Allianz GI) and FMO Investment Management (FMO IM) have launched a UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)-aligned loan fund after successfully mobilising $1.1 billion for the innovative public-private investment fund.

  • Bank of Ireland eyes expansion after sustainability-linked farmer loan launch

    27 November 2023

    Bank of Ireland has officially launched its sustainability-linked loan programme for farmers who supply Kerry Dairy, as Ireland's largest agriculture lender prepares to roll it out to more than 20,000 farmers in 2024.

  • S&P: Physical climate risk could reduce global economy by 4.4% a year

    27 November 2023

    Physical climate risks are likely to become more material to S&P's sovereign rating analysis, the rating agency says. Ahren Lester reports

  • Inaugural COP report published

    27 November 2023

    Environmental Finance has published its first COP-focused special report in the build up to COP28, taking place in Dubai this week.

  • 'Paris-aligned funds are not transition funds'

    24 November 2023

    A sustainable bond investor has argued that clients need to decide whether they want a 'Paris-aligned' fund or a 'transition' fund, emphasising that they are "completely different" ...

  • Altius plans Australian green bond fund relaunch amid sovereign bond excitement

    23 November 2023

    Altius Asset Management (Altius AM) is planning to relaunch its AUD190 million ($125 million) Australian green bond fund in 2024 amid a "step-up" in interest in the market as the Australian government prepares its own green bond debut.

  • Sustainable bonds are 'stretching for smaller sovereigns'

    22 November 2023

    New Zealand struggled to find adequate eligible projects for its issue, necessitating robust management of its green spending. Ahren Lester writes

  • Snam raises €650m from EU Taxonomy-aligned 'transition' bond

    22 November 2023

    Italian energy infrastructure firm Snam has raised €650 million ($710 million) from its second EU Taxonomy-aligned transition bond, in a deal which was more than four-times oversubscribed.