• Cofco signs $2.1bn sustainability loan in first for China

    17 July 2019

    Cofco International has agreed a $2.1 billion sustainability-linked loan with a consortium of 20 banks, in what is believed to be the first such deal by a China-based company.

  • Bond round-up: Societe Generale, Ferrovie, Posco, BKW Group and more...

    10 July 2019

    New York State Housing Finance Agency has issued a preliminary statement announcing its intention to issue two sustainability bonds amounting to $72.77 million and $9.6 million.

  • Green and sustainability loans: the growth accelerates

    01 July 2019

    The green and sustainability-linked loan market grew exponentially last year. The next growth spurt could be driven by emerging markets, Michael Hurley writes

  • Hong Kong and Netherlands give green bond market $7.7bn boost

    22 May 2019

    Hong Kong and the Netherlands have given the green bond market a $7.7 billion boost, with both nations issuing inaugural sovereign green bonds on the same day.

  • Polish banks join European energy-efficient mortgage pilot scheme

    15 April 2019

    A European initiative to explore the benefits of offering favourable mortgage conditions for energy efficient homes has expanded into Poland.

  • Netherlands aims for €10bn from sovereign green bonds

    08 April 2019

    The Dutch government said it aims to raise between €4 billion ($4.5 billion) and €6 billion from its inaugural sovereign green bond on 21 May.

  • Green bond round-up: Danske Bank, Cassa depositi e prestiti, Kommuninvest, Teonec, NYSERDA, NY State Housing and Vasakronan

    20 March 2019

    Danske Bank has become a green bond issuer for the first time, in a deal worth €500 million ($568 million).

  • People Moves: Natixis, Wells Fargo Asset Management, Schroders, PIMCO, Truvalue Labs, MSCI, SASB, Boston Trust and Walden, ANZ and Swiss Association for Responsible Investment

    15 February 2019

    Harald Walkate has been appointed as Natixis Investment Managers' first head of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and ESG.

  • Banks eye opportunities in the circular economy

    21 December 2018

    Several recent initiatives suggest the financial sector is starting get to grips with the concept of a ‘circular economy’, says Graham Cooper