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  • 'First Asian green bond' issued [UPDATED]

    18 July 2014

    Taiwan-based firm the Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) Group has issued a $300 million green bond – thought to be the first to come out of Asia.

  • Forestry firm to launch green bond and biomass fund

    17 July 2014

    A sustainable forestry specialist plans to issue a £150 million ($256 million) green bond and launch a £50 million-£60 million fund to support expansions to its forestry and biomass operations.

  • Climate-themed bond universe market grows to $500bn

    17 July 2014

    The vast potential of the green bond market has been underlined in a report that identifies a $500 billion universe of bonds as 'climate-themed'.

  • EDF and Microsoft invest in 175MW wind farm [UPDATED]

    15 July 2014

    EDF Renewable Energy has taken a 96% stake in a wind project in the US, for an undisclosed sum.

  • KfW makes debut in green bond market with record €1.5bn issue

    15 July 2014

    German development bank KfW has issued its first green bond – a €1.5 billion ($2.0 billion) offering which it claims is the largest ever single issue.

  • How Zurich will double its commitment to green bonds

    15 July 2014

    As part of plans to invest an additional $1 billion in green bonds, Zurich has adopted a new management strategy. Manuel Lewin tells Sophie Robinson-Tillett.

  • DC Water increases size of 100-year green bond, plans more

    15 July 2014

    The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) has increased the size of its landmark 100-year green bond to $350 million from a planned $300 million, in response to strong investor demand.

  • Zurich doubles green bond commitment to $2bn

    14 July 2014

    Zurich Insurance Group has doubled – to $2 billion – its commitment to buy green bonds, in a move that will see it expand its mandate to include issues denominated in European currencies.

  • Seeing the green bonds for the trees

    11 July 2014

    With the green bond market experiencing rapid growth, a new type of 'REDD+ bond' that supports sustainable forestry and agriculture has been proposed. Rupert Edwards and Gloria Gonzalez explain

  • Barclays-MSCI Green Bond Index may assess performance of issuers

    10 July 2014

    The proposed green bond index from Barclays and MSCI is likely to take the issuer's green credentials into consideration when deciding which bonds to include.