• The anatomy of a taxonomy

    11 July 2018

    The European Commission has a highly ambitious target – to develop a taxonomy to define what is green and act as a compass for sustainable finance. But there's a long and rocky road ahead for this controversial initiative, find Nick Roumpis and Peter Cripps

  • Amundi's early mover

    21 June 2018

    Frédéric Samama has been a key mover in the Portfolio Decarbonisation Coalition, the creation of low-carbon indexes, and now the world's biggest green bond fund. He talks to Peter Cripps

  • Development bank finance for climate projects jumps 28%

    14 June 2018

    Financing of climate-related projects by multilateral development banks (MDBs) soared 28% last year to a record high of $35.2 billion.

  • Water: managing risk and embracing opportunity

    10 May 2018

    More than 100 delegates gathered at Environmental Finance's conference on water, hosted by the London Stock Exchange, to discuss an investment opportunity worth about $7.5 trillion, writes Michael Hurley.

  • IFC and Amundi close world's largest green bond fund

    16 March 2018

    The world's biggest green bond fund was officially launched today, having raised $1.42 billion to buy paper from banks in emerging markets.

  • Green Climate Fund makes $892m commitments

    06 October 2017

    The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has committed $500 million to a pilot programme that will finance REDD+ emissions reductions projects, and $392 million to fund another 11 climate finance projects in developing countries.

  • GCF rehabilitating hydro is 'shameful' - NGO

    11 April 2017

    The Green Climate Fund's (GCF) decision to rehabilitate a Soviet era dam in Tajikistan has been labelled 'shameful' by one senior analyst.

  • People Moves: Mainstream, Manulife, EBRD

    04 November 2016

    Mainstream Renewable Power has appointed James McGinnis as chief executive officer (CEO) to run its newly created financing and investment arm, Mainstream Renewable Capital.

  • EF BRIEFS: Impax; CBL Markets; Urban development

    19 October 2016

    Impax Asset Management has completed the sale of a 107.7MW portfolio of wind farms in Finland to German insurer Allianz. The sale price was not disclosed.

  • EBRD issues its biggest ever green bond

    14 July 2016

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has priced its largest ever green bond, in an issue that was upsized to $650 million.