• CEB issues 'first' social bond targeting Ukraine refugee crisis

    11 April 2022

    The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) has issued a €1 billion ($1.1 billion) 'social inclusion bond' to fund the response to the Ukraine refugee crisis caused by the country's invasion by Russia, believed to be the first social bond to target the crisis.

  • Sweden's Kommuninvest in latest green bond agreement with GPIF

    30 March 2020

    Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) - the world's largest pension fund - has announced another significant partnership in its efforts "to promote and develop sustainable capital markets".

  • GPIF agrees to support KfW green bond programme

    25 March 2020

    Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) has partnered with German development bank KfW to promote and develop the green bond market and to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) assessments into other fixed income investments.

  • GPIF signs partnership to invest in development bank's social bonds

    20 December 2019

    Japan's $1.6 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) has signalled its intention to buy social bonds issued by the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB).

  • Credit Agricole tops H1 social bond chart

    18 July 2018

    Credit Agricole was the biggest underwriter of labelled social bonds in the first half of 2018.

  • EF BRIEFS: LGX, Responsible Investing, RGGI

    18 May 2017

    The Luxembourg Green Exchange (LGX), the Luxembourg Stock Exchange's (LuxSE) green bond listing service, has opened a window dedicated to social and sustainable bonds.

  • Green bonds round up, 22 March 2017

    22 March 2017

    French rail operator SNCF Reseau is gearing up to issue its second green bond.

  • EU eyes innovative finance tools to improve energy efficiency

    04 June 2014

    Ambitious energy efficiency targets will require significant investment from the private sector. Clare Taylor reviews the innovative financing mechanisms the EU is putting in place to achieve this.