Biodiversity credits could be 'huge for finance'
If biodiversity credits can capture the nature-related value of an area, they could become a "huge thing for finance", an investor has claimed.
Business alliance calls for major changes to UK policy following pandemic
UK-based business alliance The Aldersgate Group has called for a wide range of green-based policy responses to guide the economic rebuild in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Green bond round-up, 10 October 2018
UK urged to issue sovereign green bond to plug EIB, GIB funding hole
The UK Government was urged to issue a sovereign green bond to help plug gaps in funding left by the sale of the Green Investment Bank (GIB), according to Aldersgate Group.
HSBC expects up to $180bn of green bonds in 2018
HSBC predicts green bond supply to reach as much as $180 billion next year, up from the bank's projected sum of $125 billion for 2017.
SSE to price inaugural green bond
Scottish energy company SSE, formerly known as Scottish and Southern Energy, is marketing its first green bond, hoping to raise €500 million ($600m).
Pension funds eye £300m stake in water utility
Two UK pension funds are eyeing a near-£300 million ($390 million) stake in a UK water utility, according to one newspaper.
Water utility ends dry patch for UK green bonds
A water utility has priced a £250 million ($330 million) green bond, in the first issue from the UK for a year.
UK's low-carbon economy 'could grow to 13% of GDP'
The low-carbon economy could grow to account for as much as 13% of the UK's gross domestic product (GDP) in the next thirty years, up from 2% today, according to a letter from Aldersgate Group, representing some of the country's business leaders.