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  • CA-CIB publishes 'five steps' to green banking transition

    11 October 2023

    Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank (CA-CIB) has published the 'five steps' to greening banking operations based on its own experience, in a report from an International Finance Corporation (IFC)-led bank alliance.

  • ADB raises $300m from first 'blue' bond

    13 September 2021

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has raised $300 million from its inaugural 'blue' bond to finance ocean-related sustainable projects

  • HSBC named largest GSSS bond underwriter for second year

    15 February 2021

    HSBC retained its position as the largest green, social, sustainability and sustainability-linked (GSSS) bond market underwriter in 2020, in a year marked by the rapid acceleration in social and sustainability bonds and the arrival of further innovative bond classes.

  • Social surge helps 2020 sustainable bond issuance to double

    29 January 2021

    After a record-breaking $600 billion sustainable bond issuance in 2020 in which diversification beyond green bonds gathered pace, expectations are high that the momentum will be carried into 2021. Ahren Lester reports

  • Sustainability-linked Bond Principles mark new era for bond market

    09 June 2020

    A set of Sustainability-linked Bond Principles (SLBP) was launched today, in a landmark move that is expected to kickstart a new market of labelled bond issuance that will "complement rather than act as an alternative" to the green bond market.

  • HSBC named largest green, social and sustainability bond manager

    10 February 2020

    HSBC became the largest green, social and sustainability (GSS) bond market underwriter in 2019, in a year marked by rapidly accelerating diversification of the market.

  • EDF signs €4bn ESG-indexed revolving credit facility

    28 November 2018

    French electricity utility EDF has signed a green revolving credit facility (RCF) worth €4 billion ($4.5 billion), for which the payments will depend on sustainability-related performance indicators.

  • Crédit Agricole becomes leading green bond underwriter

    29 January 2018

    Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank (CACIB) has seized the title of leading underwriter in the green bond market for 2017, after knocking its American rival Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) off the top spot.

  • Train leasing company in world first green bond certification

    18 January 2017

    Luxembourg-based train leasing firm Alpha Trains, has become the first company of its kind to have a private placement bond certified green, after it raised €250 million (€266.5 million) from the US market.