• Coal utilities boosted by €16bn since Paris Agreement, say NGOs

    21 May 2019

    Eight financial institutions have given Europe's 'most polluting utilities' almost €16 billion ($17 billion) in support since the Paris Agreement was signed in December 2015, a new briefing by NGO Europe Beyond Coal has found.

  • KfW's largest green bond meets strong demand

    16 May 2019

    German development bank KfW has priced the €3 billion ($3.4 billion) green bond it announced earlier this week (LINK), setting the coupon for the eight-year deal at 0.01%.

  • AIIB issues $2.5bn sustainability-themed bond

    10 May 2019

    The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has issued its first 'global bond', worth $2.5 billion, to finance environmentally friendly infrastructure investment and promote environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing across Asia.

  • Hong Kong prepares sovereign green bond

    07 May 2019

    Hong Kong plans to launch a roadshow of its inaugural green bond later this month, in what could mark the start of an issuance programme worth up to $13 billion.

  • Green bonds round-up: Wallonia; Adif; Nedbank; SFE; Crédit Agricole; Green OAT

    01 May 2019

    Wallonia, the French speaking region of southern Belgium, has entered the green bond market with a dual-tranche issue that raised €1 billion ($1.2 billion).

  • 27 firms sign up to green finance principles for Belt and Road

    29 April 2019

    A set of green financing guidelines for China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has received backing from 27 firms around the world.

  • Polish banks join European energy-efficient mortgage pilot scheme

    15 April 2019

    A European initiative to explore the benefits of offering favourable mortgage conditions for energy efficient homes has expanded into Poland.

  • French regulator calls for ‘green and brown’ taxonomy

    12 April 2019

    France’s financial regulator has called for the rapid introduction of a formal definition of investments that are beneficial or detrimental to the environment – a so-called taxonomy of ‘green’ and ‘brown’ assets.

  • Netherlands aims for €10bn from sovereign green bonds

    08 April 2019

    The Dutch government said it aims to raise between €4 billion ($4.5 billion) and €6 billion from its inaugural sovereign green bond on 21 May.