• Nippon Life invests in IFC social bond tackling Covid-19

    20 April 2020

    Japanese insurance company Nippon Life has bought a AUD 200 million ($126 million) social bond issued by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), in a private placement.

  • Winners revealed in Environmental Finance's Bond Awards 2020

    30 March 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.

  • Three Swedish firms invest in IFC's SEK 3bn coronavirus bond

    20 March 2020

    Part of World Bank's $14bn financial package to help curb the pandemic

  • Equator Principles teams up with IFC to help banks manage risks

    11 February 2020

    The Equator Principles Association (EPA) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) are to collaborate in efforts to strengthen the capacity of financial institutions to manage environmental and social risk.

  • A way forward for impact investing: a new set of principles

    21 October 2019

    The IFC's Operating Principles for Impact Management will help bring greater transparency and discipline to the market, writes Hans Peter Lankes

  • LeapFrog – targeting the emerging consumer

    21 October 2019

    How does the world's biggest private equity impact specialist invest? Joe Walsh reports

  • CBI, Dubai announce push to develop green sukuk

    17 September 2019

    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

    11 September 2019

    France taps green OAT to raise €1.7bn

  • GPIF to invest in more CAB bonds to boost standardisation

    02 July 2019

    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

    05 June 2019

    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.