• Change on the horizon for green bond impact reporting

    04 February 2021

    Proposals for an EU Green Bond Standard (GBS) and the pending launch of a platform designed to make it easier for investors to access data signal change for green bond impact reporting, according to participants of a webinar on the subject.

  • 'Creating green bond markets' resource page launched

    04 January 2021

    Environmental Finance in partnership with the IFC and the Green Bond Technical Assistance Programme (GB-TAP) has launched a resource page entitled Creating Green Bond Markets with information on forthcoming webinars, case studies, training programmes and research reports

  • Green bond funds take varied approach to impact reporting

    17 December 2020

    As more green bond funds come to market, institutional investors are calling for more consistency and detail in their impact reports. Graham Cooper explains

  • Green bonds begin to flow from emerging market banks

    08 October 2020

    A pioneering initiative by the IFC to encourage green bond issuance by banks in emerging markets is bearing fruit, reports Graham Cooper

  • Tideline launches impact verification business

    02 October 2020

    US-based consultancy Tideline has launched BlueMark, a separate business to provide 'verification' of investors' claims of positive impact.

  • Climate stocks shine in year of Covid-19, says HSBC

    24 September 2020

    Companies that earn revenues by providing climate solutions have consistently outperformed in a year marked by the coronavirus pandemic, according to research from HSBC.

  • Environmental Finance's webinar - Renewable energy: mapping out the next investment push

    21 July 2020

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  • Investments with positive impact intent top $2trn, says IFC

    08 June 2020

    The total amount of funds invested with the aim to generate positive social or environmental impact are already likely to be between $2.1 trillion and $3.5 trillion, according to estimates by the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

  • Exclusive: IFC to integrate ESG into underwriter selection process

    05 June 2020

    The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has become the first green and social bond issuer to formally integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into its underwriter selection process.

  • EGO fund buys 10 green bonds

    14 May 2020

    The landmark Amundi emerging market green bond fund bought 10 green bonds last year, meaning it is now almost one-third towards its final goal - but had to sell notes after the fund's advisory committee declared that they should no longer be deemed 'green'.