German sustainability investors considering climate change doubles
The number of German sustainability-orientated investors considering climate change in their investment policies has more than doubled to 43%, up from 21% in 2016, according to a survey by Union Investment.
Green bonds round up, 22 March 2017
French rail operator SNCF Reseau is gearing up to issue its second green bond.
NRW Bank to issue fourth green bond
NRW Bank, the development agency of the German North Rhine-Westphalia federal state, has mandated Bank of America Merrill Lynch and DZ Bank as joint-lead managers for a 10-year green bond.
Most investors fail to address climate change, despite awareness of risk
Two-thirds of European institutional investors believe that "the objective of reducing greenhouse gases will impact the capital markets," yet the same percentage fail to address climate protection in their investment guidelines, according to a recent survey.
EF BRIEFS: IATA, DKB, Singapore Stock Exchange, Suzuki, TerraForm
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is urging governments to introduce a single global carbon offset mechanism to help tackle aviation emissions.
New York Green Bank strikes four deals
New York's Green Bank (NYGB) has closed four deals that are expected to help lead to the creation of up to $220 million in clean energy projects across the state.
DKB bank launches green bond programme for renewables
Germany's Deutsche Kredit Bank (DKB) is preparing to launch a green bond programme focused on renewable energy lending.
EIB issues its first green bond of 2016
The European Investment Bank (EIB) got the green bond market to a flying start issuing €500 million ($536 million) notes.
Volkswagen warned to fasten seatbelt for ESG rating downgrades
The emissions scandal that has engulfed Volkswagen (VW) has left the company staring down the barrel of a downgrade from some environmental, social and governance (ESG) analysts.
RET Capital makes its debut in wind with $239m financing deal
Renewable Energy Trust (RET) Capital has branched out into the wind sector after closing a $238.6 million financing package for an operating site in California.