• China unveils ‘game-changing’ guidelines for green investment

    13 November 2018

    The publication of the first official policy guidance for Chinese investors on integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors has been hailed as “a potential game-changer” for one of the world’s fastest-growing economies.

  • The four characteristics of impact investors

    02 November 2018

    A draft set of four characteristics that define impact investors has been launched, in a bid to help the market continue to "scale up with integrity".

  • People Moves: World Bank, BNP Paribas, BlackRock

    02 November 2018

    Jingdong Hua has been appointed as vice president and treasurer of the World Bank, and will start his new post on 1 January.

  • Exchanges link with IFC to raise ESG standards in emerging markets

    29 October 2018

    The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative have agreed to work together to help raise environmental, social, and governance (ESG) standards across capital markets in emerging economies.

  • Green bond funds double AuM in 12 months (Full table here)

    24 August 2018

    Total assets under management (AuM) in green bond funds has more than doubled since July 2017, to $5.34 billion, according to a survey by Environmental Finance. In the same period, the number of funds has risen by more than a third, to 38.

  • Green bond round-up, 8 August 2018

    08 August 2018

    SEB observes ‘considerable’ slowdown in July issuance

  • Lekela seals financial close of Senegal’s first utility-scale wind farm

    30 July 2018

    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

    23 July 2018

    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

    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

    06 July 2018

    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