• France plans €11bn green bond issuance in 2023

    25 January 2023

    France is preparing to raise €11 billion ($12 billion) from sovereign green bonds in 2023, representing a €1 billion boost to the 2022 total from the major issuer

  • France's 'perfectly timed' inflation-linked green bond debut

    30 May 2022

    With a longstanding reputation as a prolific green bond issuer and innovator, France welcomed the strong demand for its 'perfectly timed' green 'linker' debut. Ahren Lester reports

  • France launches landmark inflation-linked green bond

    25 May 2022

    Prolific green bond issuer France has launched its first inflation-linked green bond, which is believed to be the first instrument of its type.

  • France considers landmark inflation-linked green bond in 2022

    13 December 2021

    France is considering issuing what is believed to be the first inflation-linked green bond in the world, as the prolific green bond issuer continues to innovate in the market.

  • ESG in Fixed Income Europe 2020 conference: Day one round up

    12 November 2020

    The annual conference is being held virtually this year and attracted over 600 delegates on its first day

  • Agence France Trésor: EU taxonomy a 'powerful tool' but challenges remain

    12 November 2020

    ESG in Fixed Income Europe 2020 conference: The EU's taxonomy of sustainable activities is a "powerful tool" for impact reporting, but the data is not always there to enable reporting in alignment with it, attendees of Environmental Finance's virtual conference heard.

  • Green bond round-up: Orsted, Starbucks, Azure, Wapda, Greenworks ... and more

    08 May 2019

    Danish wind energy company Orsted plans to return to the green bond market with a multi-tranche transaction denominated in Sterling.

  • Buildings and research take bulk of proceeds from green OAT

    26 June 2018

    Green buildings and scientific research account for more than half of the finance already allocated from France's green sovereign bond (OAT).

  • France plans new tap of green OAT this week

    25 June 2018

    The French government is preparing to tap its green sovereign bond for the fourth time.

  • France grows green bond to €11bn

    05 April 2018

    The Republic of France has grown the size of its sovereign green bond to €10.8 billion ($13.3 billion) by tapping it for a third time.