• Private-public investment fund launched to invest in emerging market green bonds

    06 September 2023

    The partners behind the EU-led Global Green Bond Initiative (GGBI) have signed a strategic partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and IDB Invest ...

  • Sustainable bond market risks fragmentation amid 'regulatory overload'

    25 May 2023

    By Ahren Lester at the ICMA AGM in Paris

  • Sovereign sustainability-linked debt initiative launched

    09 September 2022

    A World Bank and Asian Development Bank (ADB)-backed initiative to "catalyse" sovereign sustainability-linked debt issuance has been launched to provide technical support to increase the volume, quality and impact of such issuances.

  • The EBRD's investment in green bonds passes €1bn

    20 July 2022

    As the multilateral development institution celebrates a milestone, Friso de Jong and Dan Storey explain the EBRD's future work priorities

  • Emerging markets 'need their own taxonomy'

    29 April 2022

    Emerging markets need their own taxonomy of sustainable activities that is even more granular than the EU Taxonomy, according to one ESG data expert.

  • Five-year, €500m blended finance goal launched with APG backing

    01 February 2022

    An initiative to 'mobilise' €500 million ($563 million) to decarbonise economies in eastern Europe and central Asia has been launched by The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and ILX Management (ILX).

  • 2X Challenge aims to raise $15bn in gender-lens climate finance

    10 November 2021

    The 2X Challenge has announced it aims to raise $15 billion for gender-lens investment after securing more than double its original $3 billion target.

  • Bank of China transition bond a 'missed opportunity'

    12 January 2021

    The Bank of China transition bond was ground-breaking in its claims to align with the newly launched transition finance recommendations, reports Ahren Lester, but experts judged the transaction as failing to live up to its promise and ambition

  • In praise of cost-effective carbon markets

    30 December 2020

    Carbon markets offer the flexibility countries need to meet their NDCs, argues Jan-Willem van de Ven