News briefs from COP23
Small island nation Fiji will have to spend around $4.5 billion over the next decade to prepare for rising temperatures, strengthening storms and higher sea levels.
HSBC expects up to $180bn of green bonds in 2018
HSBC predicts green bond supply to reach as much as $180 billion next year, up from the bank's projected sum of $125 billion for 2017.
Green Investment Group and GE make €800m Swedish onshore wind investment
GE and the Green Investment Group (GIG) have partnered to build a 650MW wind farm in Sweden, the largest onshore wind development in Europe.
KGAL's fourth renewables fund draws €255m investment
German asset manager KGAL's fourth Enhanced Sustainable Power Fund (ESPF 4) has attracted €255 million ($288 million) of investment at its first close.
India, Paris and EIB add $2bn to green bond market
The European Investment Bank (EIB), has issued a €1 billion ($1.124 billion) Climate Awareness Bond maturing in 2047.
Green bond round-up, 31 May 2017
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has published disclosure requirements for green bonds.
QE policy could increase risk of stranded assets, researchers warn
Purchases of corporate bonds by the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of England, as part of their quantitative easing (QE) initiatives, could be adding to the risk of assets in the oil and gas sectors becoming 'stranded'.
Green bond round-up, 17 May 2017
German mortgage lender Berlin Hyp is set to return to the green bond market with its second euro-denominated covered green bond.
Using scenario analysis to mitigate climate risks
Climate scenario modelling has now moved beyond simple risk management to become a genuine strategic imperative, says Amine Bel Hadj Soulami
Energy efficiency needs historic level of public-private cooperation
With the support of the public sector, over the next two to three years energy efficiency will rise up the corporate investment agenda and become more of a mainstream financing activity, writes Stephen Hibbert