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  • IFC urges emerging markets to be sovereign green bond 'gamechangers'

    20 March 2018

    The IFC has encouraged emerging market countries to follow Fiji in issuing a green bond, as it publishes guidance it hopes could attract a host of new issuers.

  • IFC and Amundi close world's largest green bond fund

    16 March 2018

    The world's biggest green bond fund was officially launched today, having raised $1.42 billion to buy paper from banks in emerging markets.

  • People moves: Legal & General Capital, Vigeo Eiris, Lekela and NIB

    16 March 2018

    Legal & General Capital (LGC) has recruited former RBS group treasurer John Cummins as its managing director of urban regeneration and clean energy.

  • Green Bond Comment, February 2018

    07 March 2018

    Sovereign issuers gave a major boost to the green bond market in February, with inaugural issues from Belgium (€4.5 billion) and Indonesia ($1.25 billion) and a repeat issue from Poland (€1.0 billion).

  • Why investors need to start accounting for natural capital

    23 February 2018

    There is an increasing awareness that natural capital can no longer be taken for granted, and can lead to a better understanding of both risks and opportunities, argues James Hulse

  • European green bond fund AUM nears €3bn

    12 February 2018

    The value of European-domiciled green bond funds grew to €2.8 billion ($3.4 billion) at the end of 2017, having almost doubled in the past two years.

  • People moves: ICMA, JP Morgan and BIG

    09 February 2018

    The International Finance Corporation's (IFC) Esohe Denise Odaro has taken a secondment at the International Capital Markets Association (ICMA), where she is director in the Green Bond Principles/Social Bond Principles (GBP/SBP) secretariat.

  • Green bond comment, January 2018: What has the green bond market ever done for us?

    08 February 2018

    In the classic film Monty Python's Life of Brian, a group plotting to overthrow the Roman Empire ask: 'What have the Romans ever done for us?'

  • IFC's emerging market green bond fund set to close 'in weeks'

    18 January 2018

    The IFC and Amundi's emerging market green bond fund is expected to launch officially early next month, Environmental Finance has learned.

  • Green bonds round-up, 14 December 2017

    14 December 2017