Agence Française de Développement issues inaugural benchmark green bond
The 10-year offering – the development agency's first green bond – is reported to have a coupon of 1.375%. AFD has a AA rating from Standard & Poor's.
Cat bond issues reach new record
Annual catastrophe bond issuance in the 12 months to 30 June 2014 reached a record $9.4 billion – an increase of 41% over the prior year period, according to Aon Benfield Securities.
Google backs SunEdison's biggest US project
Google is to invest $145 million in a solar plant held by SunEdison's yieldco, TerraForm.
German bank to launch 'sustainable' covered bonds
German bank Munchener Hypothekenbank (MunchenerHyp) is preparing to launch a €300 million ($388 million) issue of sustainable covered bonds, or Pfandbriefe, later this month.
Massachusetts to revisit green bond market with $250m issue
The state of Massachusetts plans to issue $250 million of green bonds next week, its second such issue after a $100 million transaction in June 2013.
Australia's 'first fossil-fuel free' superannuation fund launches
The 'first fossil-fuel free' superannuation fund has been set-up in Australia, with plans to "disrupt business as usual" in the country, its founder has said.
EIB issues 'landmark' €500m 12-year green bond
The European Investment Bank has launched a "landmark" €500 million green bond, which has a 12-year tenor and could help open the market for longer-dated paper in the space.
EIB plans new euro Climate Awareness Bond [updated]
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has issued a new euro-denominated benchmark green bond, this time with a 12-year tenor.
Arise raises SEK350m in second green bond
Swedish wind farm developer Arise has issued an SEK350 million ($50.5 million) green bond, refinancing an existing bond.
Hareon Solar expands in China, India and Turkey
Hareon Solar Technology, one of the largest solar energy companies in China, has signed a series of deals to develop photovoltaic (PV) power plants in China, India and Turkey.