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Berlin Hyp readies first social bond
German real estate lender Berlin Hyp is preparing to issue its maiden social bond, shortly after the prolific sustainable bond issuer described social debt as the "missing link" in its sustainable financing.
Berlin Hyp: Pushing bond innovation despite regulatory frustration
After issuing its award-winning sustainability-linked bond in 2021, Berlin Hyp continues to look for opportunities to innovate in sustainable finance. Ahren Lester reports
Bonds round-up: Scotiabank, Berlin Hyp, San Diego, Bogota, Greenko
Scotiabank issues inaugural green bond, Berlin Hyp returns with fourth Green Pfandbrief and more
Polish banks join European energy-efficient mortgage pilot scheme
A European initiative to explore the benefits of offering favourable mortgage conditions for energy efficient homes has expanded into Poland.
Winners of Environmental Finance Bond Awards 2019 honoured by market
The Environmental Finance Bond Awards 2019 feature several repeat winners alongside many new names, as 13 extra categories were added this year in response to the rapid growth of social and sustainability bonds.
Green bonds round-up, 17 October 2018
German commercial bank Berlin Hyp has raised €500 million ($578 million) from its third green Pfandbrief. This takes the total green debt issued by the bank to €3 billion.
S&P expects 'significant' growth of green covered bond issues
S&P Global Ratings sees a "significant" growth potential for the fledgling green covered bond market.
Green mortgage pilot scheme receives backing of major banks
A pilot green mortgage scheme, backed by major European banks, aims to boost the growth of energy efficient buildings in Europe by establishing a standardised European framework and data gathering process.
Green bonds round-up, 2 May
DTE Electric, an electricity utility based in Detroit, Michigan, has entered the green bond market with a $525 million, 30-year issue. It pays a coupon of 4.05% and was priced at 97 basis points over US Treasuries, giving a yield to maturity of 4.076%. The issue has been rated Aa3, A and A+ by Moody's, S&P Global and Fitch, respectively.