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  • World Bank concludes PAF with $13m carbon auction

    12 January 2017

    The World Bank concluded the pilot phase of its climate change auction initiative after it agreed to buy $13 million of carbon credits in a reverse auction.

  • Environmental Finance Green Bond Awards open for entries

    04 January 2017

    After another record-breaking year for the green bond market, Environmental Finance is preparing to honour the market leaders as it calls for entries for its annual Green Bond Awards.

  • 50 shades of green bonds - and 50 ways of assessing them

    29 December 2016

    Ratings agencies have weighed into the green bond market in the past year, adding to the raft of existing tools for assessing bonds. Where is this increasingly crowded marketplace heading, asks Peter Cripps

  • Green bonds round-up

    07 December 2016

    Colombia-based financial services provider Bancolombia has issued the country's first green bond, raising COP1.5 billion ($115 million) from the sole investor, International Finance Corporation (IFC).

  • IFC upsizes $152 million forestry bond

    31 October 2016

    The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has raised $152 million for its "first-of-its-kind" forestry bond that allows investors to be paid using carbon credits.

  • IFC launches forestry bond that can pay its coupon using REDD+ credits

    17 October 2016

    The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has launched a "first-of-its-kind" forestry bond that allows investors to be paid using carbon credits.

  • Asian banks focus on climate change opportunities, not risks

    06 September 2016

    Asian banks are more focussed on the opportunities arising from climate change than the risks, according to the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC).

  • IFC plans $2bn emerging market green bond fund

    29 June 2016

    The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is set to launch a $2 billion fund that will provide anchor investments for emerging market green bonds.

  • Green bonds in Asia - the challenges and opportunities

    27 June 2016

    The take-up of green bonds in Asia has been frustratingly slow, and there is no sign yet that companies are embracing the asset class en masse, argues Vicky Münzer-Jones

  • NIB and BNP Paribas join GBP ExCom

    24 June 2016

    Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and BNP Paribas have appointed to the executive committee (ExCom) of the Green Bond Principles (GBP).