IIGCC to step up pressure on banks to demonstrate action on net zero
A group representing investors with €65 trillion ($70 trillion) in assets under management has published a set of expectations for banks, as they push for more details on how banks will act on pledges to achieve net zero emissions.
Bank of China issues first 'blue bonds' in Asia
The Bank of China (BoC) has issued the first blue bonds in Asia, raising nearly $950 million in a transaction described as a "milestone" in the development of financial instruments that help protect the oceans.
$7bn of Chinese soy chain capital ‘exposed to deforestation risk’
Chinese financial institutions have been urged to manage their exposure to deforestation risks, after a study found that about $7 billion in bond and share issues by companies in the country’s soy supply chain are exposed.
Bonds round-up: ICBC, Banque Postale, ABN Amro, ERG, Yorkshire Water, Woolworths, Shinhan Bank, IADB, Chile, Otto, Arizona State University, NYC Housing, OPIC, Nomura, Trianon
La Banque Postale has issued its first green bond, raising €750 million ($849 million).
$10bn of green, social and sustainability bonds issued in a week
A surge of activity has boosted the green, social and sustainability bond market, with $10.1 billion of issuance in the space of week.
Green bond round-up, 21 Nov
US real estate company Boston Properties has raised $1 billion from its inaugural green bond.
Green bond round-up, 13 June 2018
DNB Boligkreditt, a subsidiary of Norwegian bank DNB, has raised €1.5 billion ($1.76 billion) from its first green covered bond.
Green bond comment: New issues rise 36% in H1
A 36% increase in new issues in the first six months of this year, combined with further signs of maturity in the market, suggest green bonds are entering their second decade in good health.
Green bond round-up, 3 May 2017
Bank of Beijing has issued a RMB15 billion ($2.2 billion) green bond, the largest from a Chinese entity so far this year.