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  • 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

  • Green Bonds round-up, 27 June

    27 June 2018

    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

    21 June 2018

    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

    19 June 2018

    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

    15 June 2018

    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

    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

    07 June 2018

    The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and IFC have agreed a collaboration to grow the green bond market in Asia.

  • Green bonds round-up, 2 May

    02 May 2018

    DTE Electric, an electricity utility based in Detroit, Michigan, has entered the green bond market with a $525 million, 30-year issue. It pays a coupon of 4.05% and was priced at 97 basis points over US Treasuries, giving a yield to maturity of 4.076%. The issue has been rated Aa3, A and A+ by Moody's, S&P Global and Fitch, respectively.

  • Green Bond Comment, March

    04 April 2018

    At least $28 billion of new green bonds were issued in the first three months of 2018, according to preliminary data from the Environmental Finance Green Bonds Database.