EDF eyes impact bond for Louisiana wetlands project
Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), a US advocacy group, is working on the design of an 'environmental impact bond' (EIB) to finance a coastal wetlands restoration project in Louisiana.
DC Water launches privately placed Environmental Impact Bond
DC Water has launched what it claims is the first bond issued by a US entity that links interest payments to the performance of underlying green assets.
Impact investment fund reaches first close
A carbon fund that will help provide clean energy and water to impoverished households has reached a first close.
Gold Standard announces first deals under version 3.0
The Gold Standard certification organisation has announced the first two transactions under the third iteration of its carbon credit standards, even though the revised standards have yet to be finalised.
African Renewable Energy Fund raises $100m
The African Renewable Energy Fund (AREF), which focuses on renewable energy projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, reached a first close yesterday, as it raised $100 million to invest in small- to medium-sized independent power producers.