• Snam issues maiden €500m 'transition' bond after 'climate action' criticism

    12 June 2020

    Italian energy infrastructure firm Snam has raised €500 million ($567 million) through its inaugural 'transition bond' to finance or refinance energy transition projects, just over a year after its 'climate action bond' attracted controversy.

  • Bond round-up: Societe Generale, Ferrovie, Posco, BKW Group and more...

    10 July 2019

    New York State Housing Finance Agency has issued a preliminary statement announcing its intention to issue two sustainability bonds amounting to $72.77 million and $9.6 million.

  • Fossil fuel issuer of ‘climate action’ bond reignites Repsol debate

    27 February 2019

    A ‘climate action bond’ issued by natural gas infrastructure company Snam has reignited a debate around whether there is a place at the green bond table for fossil fuel firms.

  • Green bonds round-up, 16 January

    16 January 2019

    Italian energy company Enel has returned to the green bond market, with its third such deal, raising €1 billion ($1.1 billion).

  • Green bonds round-up, 18 July 2018

    18 July 2018

    Terna, the operator of the Italian electricity grid, has entered the green bond market for the first time, with a €750 million ($872 million) offering maturing in July 2023.

  • Iberdrola revisits green hybrid market with €700m issue

    20 March 2018

    Iberdrola has made good on its promise to raise more green capital in 2018 by issuing its second green hybrid bond.

  • Green bond comment: New issues rise 36% in H1

    05 July 2017

    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.

  • Time the green bond market grew up

    05 June 2017

    The exclusion of Repsol's bond from the main green bond indexes highlights that a lack of a clear definition of what is green is hindering the market, argues Keith Mullin.

  • Repsol's green bond: exploring the controversy

    19 May 2017

    Spanish oil & gas company Repsol issued a controversial green bond that immediately raised concerns, mainly because it represents more investment in production that results in more carbon emissions, even if more efficiently. Marcio Viegas assesses the controversy

  • EDF prices benchmark euro denominated green bond

    06 October 2016

    EDF has priced its third and largest green bond, raising €1.75 billion ($1.95 billion).