• 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.

  • Korea Eximbank raising $500m green bond

    20 February 2013

    SEB and Bank of America Merrill Lynch have opened the books on a reported $500 million-plus green bond for the Export-Import Bank of Korea, according to the Climate Bonds Initiative.

  • IFC issues world's first $1 billion green bond

    15 February 2013

    The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has issued the first $1 billion green bond, the proceeds of which will be directed to "climate-friendly" projects in developing countries.

  • An environmental risk reckoning

    08 November 2012

    Leading banks may be talking a good game on low-carbon lending, but a closer look at their environmental exposures tells a different story. MSCI's Matt Moscardi digs deep into the sector's environmental risk management

  • Air Liquide issues first major corporate SRI bond

    11 October 2012

    French industrial gas supplier Air Liquide has seen huge demand for a €500 million ($646 million) corporate bond with socially responsible investment (SRI) credentials.

  • Cities should have more access to carbon finance – OECD

    04 October 2012

    Cities and central governments should work more closely together to raise finance via the carbon markets, according to the OECD.

  • Flurry of UK climate policies a barrier to investors – experts

    06 September 2012

    The UK needs to simplify and streamline its climate and environmental policies in order to attract more green investment, members of the parliament (MPs), the industry and analysts have said.

  • Nikko mulling US green bond fund

    08 August 2012

    Nikko Asset Management is considering launching a US version of its World Bank green bonds funds, according to the company's European chief investment officer.