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  • Record breaking quarter for green bonds boosted by corporate issues

    01 April 2014

    The green bond market broke fresh records for issuance in the first quarter of 2014, with corporate issues nearly matching those of development banks.

  • TD issues C$500m green bond

    31 March 2014

    TD Bank Group has become the first commercial bank in Canada to issue a green bond, raising C$500 million ($454 million) last week.

  • EIB raises £500m in its first Sterling green bond

    28 March 2014

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) has issued its first Sterling-denominated green bond, raising £500 million ($831 million).

  • Green bond raises $232.5m for Swedish firm SCA

    26 March 2014

    Swedish consumer goods company SCA has issued its first green bond, raising SEK1.5 billion ($232.5 million).

  • Toyota increases size of asset-backed green bond, plans more

    20 March 2014

    Toyota's pioneering issue of 'green' asset-backed securities has been increased in size to $1.75 billion from a planned $1.25 billion, in response to strong investor demand, and further similar issues are likely, a senior executive said.

  • Unilever issues £250m green bond

    20 March 2014

    Consumer goods giant Unilever has issued its first green bond, raising £250 million ($413 million) to help it invest in efficient factories.

  • EIB launches its first green Samurai bond

    18 March 2014

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) has issued a ¥5 billion ($49.3m) Climate Awareness Bond (CAB), believed to be the first ever green bond in 'Samurai' format.

  • First index launched for green bonds market

    17 March 2014

    An index to track the fledgling green bond market has been launched by German index provider Solactive.

  • Vasakronan returns to green bond market with SEK1bn issue

    14 March 2014

    Swedish real estate giant Vasakronan has issued a second green bond, raising SEK1 billion ($157 million), it has been reported.

  • First World Bank euro-denominated green bond raises €550m

    14 March 2014

    The World Bank has issued its first benchmark sized green bond denominated in euros, in a "landmark" transaction that will help the European market scale up.