• Eyes turn to adaptation finance

    05 February 2012

    Did the Durban climate talks begin to lay the foundations for adaptation finance mechanisms, asks Dirk Forrister

  • Green fillip needed as we enter 'age of bonds'

    31 January 2012

    We are entering "the age of bonds" as a result of current financial crisis, Sean Kidney, CEO of the Climate Bonds Initiative, told a side event at the World Economic Forum in Davos last Thursday.

  • SEB, Daiwa top environmental bond underwriting league table

    25 January 2012

    Sweden's SEB and Japan's Daiwa have been the two most active underwriters of environmental bonds issued by multilateral finance institutions, according to a new league table.

  • Elections, trade battles to pose risks to green economy this year – HSBC

    06 January 2012

    Political uncertainty and trade disputes pose the greatest risks to the green economy this year, according to analysts at HSBC.

  • Setting the standard for climate bonds

    14 November 2011

    After more than a year in development, this month sees the launch of a novel initiative to certify the environmental claims of climate bonds. Padraig Oliver and Sean Kidney explain

  • Ecotricity shaves yield for second green bond

    08 November 2011

    UK renewable energy utility Ecotricity has announced the terms for its second bond issue, and is offering slightly lower rates to investors.

  • State Street green bond strategy 'cornerstone of broader platform'

    26 October 2011

    State Street Global Advisors' (SSgA) recently announced "high-quality green bond strategy" is expected to be the first part of a broader environmental fixed-income platform, its head of environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing told Environmental Finance.

  • Investment giant State Street to launch green bond funds

    24 October 2011

    State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) has launched a green bond "investment strategy" and is developing funds that will use the strategy.

  • Bringing public and private together

    22 September 2011

    There is an enormous investment opportunity in financing the transition to low-emission, climate change resilient economies in emerging markets. But public-private partnerships will be key, says Yannick Glemarec

  • Bond markets could finance UK home retrofits

    20 September 2011

    To finance energy-saving improvements to thousands of UK homes, local authorities should band together to form a 'Green Deal warehouse' and issue bonds, a report due out tomorrow will argue.