Lekela seals financial close of Senegal’s first utility-scale wind farm
Renewables platform Lekela Power has reached financial close for the first ever utility-scale wind project in Senegal.
AllianzGI invests in IDB bond for Uruguayan solar plants
Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI) has invested, on behalf of unnamed clients, in a private placement refinancing of two solar photovoltaic plants in Uruguay owned by clean power generator Atlas Renewable Energy.
Green bonds round-up, 18 July 2018
Terna, the operator of the Italian electricity grid, has entered the green bond market for the first time, with a €750 million ($872 million) offering maturing in July 2023.
Channelling capital into forest conservation
A significant increase in the level of private finance being channelled into forest conservation is required in order to meet the aims of the Paris Agreement, a roundtable organised by Environmental Finance and Finance for Forests heard. Michael Hurley reports
Green Bonds round-up, 27 June
KBC Group, a leading Belgian financial institution, has issued its first green bond – a five-year, €500 million ($600 million) transaction that was three-times oversubscribed.
Amundi's early mover
Frédéric Samama has been a key mover in the Portfolio Decarbonisation Coalition, the creation of low-carbon indexes, and now the world's biggest green bond fund. He talks to Peter Cripps
Actiam New Member of the ICMA Executive Committee
The International Capital Markets Association (ICMA) announced Foppe-Jan van der Meij of Actiam as its new member of the Executive Committee of the Green Bond Principles (GBP) at the annual meeting on 14 June 2018.
Environmental Finance's Green Bonds Asia conference
Environmental Finance's Green Bonds Asia conference saw the agreement of a deal that could help drive growth in the region, writes Michael Hurley.
Green bond round-up, 13 June 2018
DNB Boligkreditt, a subsidiary of Norwegian bank DNB, has raised €1.5 billion ($1.76 billion) from its first green covered bond.
MAS and IFC sign deal to grow green bond market in Asia
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and IFC have agreed a collaboration to grow the green bond market in Asia.