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  • Social bonds are a 'distraction' from green bonds

    19 June 2017

    Social bonds are a 'distraction' from green bonds, as most mainstream investors are just getting used to the latter, Ulf Erlandsson, senior portfolio manager at Swedish pension fund AP4, told Environmental Finance's Green Bonds Europe Conference.

  • Consultation aims to strengthen finance sector guide on natural capital

    12 June 2017

    Rory Sullivan and Mark Gough call for feedback on draft guidance which aims to help identify, measure and value natural capital within banking, investment and insurance activities

  • Mapping the finance for Paris

    16 May 2017

    Ian Callaghan and Tessa Tennant examine who is doing what to help finance the commitments made as part of the Paris Agreement on climate change.

  • Green bond comment: April was all about innovation and infrastructure

    03 May 2017

    April was a solid month for green bond issuance, raising some $5.6 billion. That figure is up on the $5.3 billion for the same month last year, mainly thanks to a RMB15000 ($2.2 billion) from Bank of Beijing, the biggest Chinese green bond of the year.

  • IFC selects Amundi to manage its $2bn emerging market green bond fund

    21 April 2017

    The International Finance Corporation has formally announced the launch of its $2 billion emerging market green bond fund, as exclusively revealed by Environmental Finance last year, and has appointed Amundi to manage it.

  • Final winners revealed in Environmental Finance's Green Bond Awards

    11 April 2017

    The best innovations, intermediaries and banks that helped the market set fresh records in 2016 have been honoured in the final wave of the Green Bond Awards.

  • Kenya launches green bond programme

    04 April 2017

    Kenya has launched a green bond programme with an eye to see the country's first issue by November. The programme's objective is to grow capacity for green bond issuance in the country, establish a framework and standards, develop licensed verifiers and look to catalyse similar programmes across East Africa.

  • Green bond roundup - 29 March 2017

    29 March 2017

    The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has issued a AUD650 million ($495 million) green bond, its inaugural offering.

  • Green bonds round up, 22 March 2017

    22 March 2017

    French rail operator SNCF Reseau is gearing up to issue its second green bond.

  • Green Bond Round Up - 23 January 2017

    23 January 2017

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) has issued a SEK3 billion ($337 million) green bond, its first of 2017.