CBI, Dubai announce push to develop green sukuk
The Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with market authorities in Dubai to encourage the growth of the green sukuk market.
Bonds round-up: France, IFC, Enel, RCBC… and more
France taps green OAT to raise €1.7bn
GPIF to invest in more CAB bonds to boost standardisation
Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) is to invest in "larger amounts" of climate awareness bonds (CABs) and sustainability awareness bonds (SABs) from the European Investment Bank (EIB) and help boost standardisation, an EIB spokesman said.
Green bond comment, June 2019: Three reasons to be cheerful
There has been a flurry of good news from the green, social and sustainability bond market in recent months. Here are three reasons to be cheerful.
HSBC plans emerging markets green bond fund
HSBC Global Asset Management (HSBC) plans to launch a green bond fund, which targets “real economy” issuers in emerging markets.
People Moves: AAM, Morgan Stanley, AP1, Carbon Market Institute, Gold Standard, Ethic, Aviva Investors
Aegon Asset Management (AAM) has hired two people for its responsible investment team.
Green bonds from emerging markets could reach $250bn by 2021
Cumulative issuance of green bonds from emerging markets could rise to between $210 billion and $250 billion by 2021, according to the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and French asset manager Amundi.
$26trn impact investment opportunity waiting to be unlocked, says IFC
Investors’ appetite for impact investing could be as high as $26 trillion globally, according to estimates by the International Finance Corporation (IFC).
GPIF invests in its first green bonds
Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) has bought its first green bonds, snapping up a $500 million deal from the World Bank Group.
Winners of Environmental Finance Bond Awards 2019 honoured by market
The Environmental Finance Bond Awards 2019 feature several repeat winners alongside many new names, as 13 extra categories were added this year in response to the rapid growth of social and sustainability bonds.