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  • First green bond verified using industry standards

    09 May 2013

    An environmental bond has for the first time been certified using a set of standards supported by investor-focused NGO the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI).

  • 'Industry's first' fixed income ESG indexes to launch 'in weeks'

    02 May 2013

    A new family of environmental, social and governance (ESG) indexes for fixed income are due to be launched by early next month, index provider MSCI and Barclays have told Environmental Finance.

  • Green bonds to become 'cornerstone market within four years' – Flensborg

    30 April 2013

    Environmental bonds will become a "cornerstone" of mainstream investors' portfolios within four years, one of the market's pioneers has claimed.

  • EIB issues its first climate bond of 2013

    24 April 2013

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) has issued its first green bond of 2013, in a move that saw it raise SEK500 million ($75.9 million).

  • IFC to issue $1bn/year in green bonds

    22 April 2013

    The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is to issue at least $1 billion a year in green bonds, following its successful $1 billion issue earlier this year.

  • EDITORIAL: Closing the loop

    05 April 2013

    When it comes to financing the shift to a low-carbon global economy, two things are axiomatic. First, it's going to cost a lot of money. Second, there's a lot of money out there, looking for profitable investments.

  • The green bond market comes of age

    02 April 2013

    The first $1 billion environmental bond has opened the market up to a new class of investor – but the search for yield goes on. Mark Nicholls reports

  • State Street bets on green bonds

    21 March 2013

    State Street's Chris McKnett talks to Gloria Gonzalez about how the giant asset manager sees growing interest in fixed-income ESG strategies

  • Investors should look to low-carbon projects, says IFC Treasurer

    07 March 2013

    Investors in green bonds could get better risk-adjusted returns by investing directly in underlying low-carbon projects, according to the treasurer of the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

  • No price premium for Kexim green bond – SEB

    28 February 2013

    Korea's Export-Import Bank has raised a $500 million green bond – but one of the bankers arranging the transaction has denied that it was able to cut its funding costs by going green.