Enel, DZ Bank join Principles ExCom as Fannie Mae exits
Enel, DZ Bank and BNP Paribas Asset Management were among those elected to the executive committee (ExCom) which develop the influential sustainable bond principles, but Fannie Mae's exit marks a quick end to US issuer representation on the executive.
APG, Achmea announce African loan partnership
APG Asset Management, Achmea and African Development Bank have announced a collaboration to support private sustainable loans - though they have not revealed how much they will lend.
Sustainable bond pricing perk 'not enough' for emerging market issuers
A webinar organised by Environmental Finance and the IFC heard from emerging market issuers of green, social and sustainability bonds about their experiences. Ahren Lester reports
BlueOrchard sees strong H1 despite Covid-19
Impact investment manager BlueOrchard has reported a strong first-half performance, despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
Covid-19 slams the brakes on green bond issuance
Issuance of green, social and sustainability (GSS) bonds slowed dramatically in the first three months of 2020, as the severe impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the global economy became clear.
Winners revealed in Environmental Finance's Bond Awards 2020
Environmental Finance's Bond Awards were expanded again this year to reflect the growth and evolution of the green, social and sustainability (GSS) bond markets and to include the nascent GSS loan market.
AfDB commissions study on creation of African green banks
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has commissioned a feasibility study on the creation of green banks in Africa.
MS&AD plans to launch ¥10bn sustainability bond fund
Japanese insurance group MS&AD plans to launch a sustainability or green-themed bond fund with a target size of ¥10 billion ($90 million) in 2019, Environmental Finance has learned.