Green bond round-up: ICO, Klabin, Reykjavik Energy, Midsummer, IBRD, Fabege, Housing New Zealand, Argosy Property and Vasakronan
Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO), a state-owned Spanish bank, has issued a €500 million ($562 million) green note that matures in 2024.
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 bond round-up: Danske Bank, Cassa depositi e prestiti, Kommuninvest, Teonec, NYSERDA, NY State Housing and Vasakronan
Danske Bank has become a green bond issuer for the first time, in a deal worth €500 million ($568 million).
Amundi's one-year-old green bond fund 'ahead of schedule'
The world's largest green bond fund bought more green-labelled issuance in its first year than originally anticipated, Frédéric Samama tells Michael Hurley
Nordic issuers encourage use of SDGs in impact reporting
Issuers of green bonds should use their impact reports to show how their investments support the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), say a group of 10 Nordic public sector borrowers.
Investors face rising biomass risks, says ShareAction
Investors are exposed to increasing financial and reputational risks from investments in biomass energy, as the greenness of the fuel is becoming more and more doubtful, an NGO has argued.
Green bond comment, February: Europe shows the way
European issuers, investors and regulators are in the driving seat as the green bond market prepares for further growth, says Graham Cooper.
Green bond round-up, 30 January
Spanish telecommunications company Telefonica has made its debut in the green bond market, raising €1 billion in a five-year deal. It claims this is the first bond from an issuer in the telecoms sector.
Chemicals giant agrees 'positive incentive' credit facility
Solvay, one of Europe's largest chemicals companies, has agreed to link the terms of a €2 billion ($2.3 billion) revolving credit facility to achievements in reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Green bonds round-up, 16 January
Italian energy company Enel has returned to the green bond market, with its third such deal, raising €1 billion ($1.1 billion).