Japan expands green bond guidelines to include loans
Japan has issued major revisions to its green bond guidelines for the first time since their publication in 2017, expanding them to include green and sustainability-linked loans.
Winners revealed in Environmental Finance's Bond Awards 2020
Environmental Finance's Bond Awards were expanded again this year to reflect the growth and evolution of the green, social and sustainability (GSS) bond markets and to include the nascent GSS loan market.
Green Bond Principles sets up three new workstreams
The Green and Social Bond Principles has established a workstream to explore whether to review its guidelines for external reviewers.
GBPs establishes working group on sustainability-linked bonds
The Green Bond Principles (GBPs) has established a working group on sustainability- and key performance indicators (KPI)-linked bonds.
Swedbank launches green bond framework, looks to raise €500m
Swedbank has launched a green bond framework as it looks to raise at least €500 million ($590 million).
University issues Australia's first sustainability bond
Australian Catholic University (ACU) has issued a AUD200 million ($159 million) sustainability bond which is claimed to be the first to be issued globally in alignment with June's Sustainability Bond Guidelines.
NRW Bank commits to buy green bonds
NRW Bank, a regular issuer of green bonds, has committed to start buying in the market. It also plans to issue another green bond, of at least €500 million ($545 million), later this year, a spokesman told Environmental Finance.
Union Investment set to launch green bond fund in April
German Asset manager Union Investment is set to launch a labelled green bond fund in April.
SEB gears up to launch inaugural green bond
Swedish investment bank SEB is gearing up to issue a euro-denominated green bond.
A response to the article: 50 Shades of green bonds - and 50 ways of assessing them
A recent feature in Environmental Finance explored the growing number of tools open to investors to help them judge the green credentials of green bonds. In this piece, Peter Ellsworth suggests five essential resources for cutting through the confusion.