ICMA publishes blue bond guide in 'big step forward' for market
A long-anticipated blue bond guide has been published, in a "big step forward" for the development of the water-focused sustainable bond market.
ThomasLloyd hire ADB's Nakhooda as head of impact
Sovereign sustainability-linked debt initiative launched
A World Bank and Asian Development Bank (ADB)-backed initiative to "catalyse" sovereign sustainability-linked debt issuance has been launched to provide technical support to increase the volume, quality and impact of such issuances.
Infrastructure key to hitting net-zero
Sustainable infrastructure investments are growing, but not quickly enough, Henri Blas tells Genevieve Redgrave
$120m fund for Southeast Asian forests closes
New Forests' latest fund for sustainable forestry in Southeast Asia has closed with $120 million of commitments.
BIS launches Asian green bond fund
The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has launched an Asian green bond fund for central banks, taking its total green bond fund assets under management to $3.5 billion.
$459bn annual funding gap for ocean protection
An extra $459 billion is needed each year to combat the growing threat to the ocean, says the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in a new report launched today.
COP26 round-up, 2 November: India, deforestation and methane
A brief summary of the biggest news related to COP26 in Glasgow on 2 November.
BIS to launch Asian green bond fund for central banks in 2022
The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) will launch an Asian green bond fund for central banks in early 2022, just a year after it launched its second green bond fund.
ADB raises $300m from first 'blue' bond
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has raised $300 million from its inaugural 'blue' bond to finance ocean-related sustainable projects