• Green bonds round-up, 2 May

    02 May 2018

    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.

  • €1bn green covered bond to be issued tomorrow

    29 January 2018

    The first green covered bond from a Nordic bank will be issued tomorrow.

  • European banks focus on green tagging to drive energy efficiency

    15 December 2017

    Green tagging is emerging as a key strategy for leading European banks looking to scale up financing of energy-efficient real estate, a report has found.

  • Green bond comment, November 2017

    01 November 2017

    It was great to have something positive to announce about the US green bond market at this year's Green Bonds Americas conference!

  • Green bonds round-up, 18 October 2017

    18 October 2017

    Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), the world's largest bank, has issued a green bond with a value of about $2.15 billion.

  • Green bond round-up - 14 June

    14 June 2017

    German mortgage lender Berlin Hyp has priced its second 'green Pfandbrief' – its third green bond –raising €500 million ($560 million).

  • Green bond round-up, 17 May 2017

    17 May 2017

    German mortgage lender Berlin Hyp is set to return to the green bond market with its second euro-denominated covered green bond.

  • Environmental Finance Green Bond Awards open for entries

    04 January 2017

    After another record-breaking year for the green bond market, Environmental Finance is preparing to honour the market leaders as it calls for entries for its annual Green Bond Awards.

  • Danske Bank develops price differentiation for green loan

    21 November 2016

    Danske Bank has extended its first green loan with 'improved terms' to a real estate client, Fabege, because it is financing green buildings which it believes have a lower level of risk.

  • How green tags could boost finance for energy efficiency

    07 October 2016

    Tagging loans according to the energy efficiency of the underlying assets could make a valuable contribution to scaling up green financing, say Nick Robins and Peter Sweatman