• 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.

  • 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.