• Private-public investment fund launched to invest in emerging market green bonds

    06 September 2023

    The partners behind the EU-led Global Green Bond Initiative (GGBI) have signed a strategic partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and IDB Invest ...

  • HSBC, IFC 'real economy' emerging market green bond fund raises $538m

    18 March 2021

    A green bond fund launched by HSBC Global Asset Management and the International Finance Corporation targeting 'real economy' issuers in emerging markets has raised more than $530 million from ten investors at its final close.

  • Green bond round-up: Danske Bank, Cassa depositi e prestiti, Kommuninvest, Teonec, NYSERDA, NY State Housing and Vasakronan

    20 March 2019

    Danske Bank has become a green bond issuer for the first time, in a deal worth €500 million ($568 million).

  • Members of EU Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance announced

    13 June 2018

    The European Commission has announced the members of its Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance.

  • EIB and five development banks launch Marguerite II with a war chest of over €700m

    01 December 2017

    A new pan-European fund to support infrastructure investments in renewables, energy and transport has been launched by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and five national promotional banks (NPBs).

  • Green bonds round-up, 22 November 2017

    22 November 2017

    Manulife has issued its first green bond which, as well as being the first from a life insurance company, is also the first Canadian issue to be certified by the Climate Bonds Initiative.

  • 'Incredible week' as green bond market breaks $100bn barrier

    17 November 2017

    The green and social bond market saw a frenzy of activity this week, after a spate of issues that should propel the green bond market through the $100 billion barrier for the first time.

  • EF BRIEFS: Alperia, Canadian Solar, NextEnergy

    11 July 2016

    Italian electricity utility Alperia has issued its first green bond, for a total of €225 million ($249 million). A further issue, of €150 million, is expected by the end of 2016, the company said.

  • Europe's Marguerite fund refinances €107m solar PV loan

    22 July 2015

    Europe's 'Marguerite' infrastructure fund has refinanced a €107 million ($117 million) term loan facility which supported the construction of a 36MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project in France.