• Sustainable bond market hits $5trn of issuance

    20 May 2024

    Cumulative issuance of sustainable bonds has now crossed the $5 trillion mark, boosted by strong support from sovereign issuers.

  • World Bank releases 'game-changing' streamlined impact metrics

    11 April 2024

    The World Bank has released a new impact outcomes 'scorecard' which will be deployed across all its institutions for the first time, which was described as "game-changing" for the development bank.

  • Bond round-up: Queensland, BADEA, IBRD, ... and more

    31 January 2024
  • World Bank launches 'biodiversity awareness' focused sustainability bond

    05 January 2023
  • EU becomes largest sustainable bond issuer

    13 July 2022

    The EU has become the largest sustainable bond issuer in the world, with total issuance by the bloc surpassing €119 billion ($141 billion) in less than two years.

  • Milestone 'rhino' bond delivers 'sustainability squared'

    08 April 2022

    Investors seeking 'additionality' should be excited by the ground-breaking 'rhino' bond, the World Bank tells Ahren Lester

  • IBRD issues innovative 'pay-for-success' rhino bond

    25 March 2022

    The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) has raised $150 million from a ground-breaking 'pay-for-success' sustainable development bond to support rhino conservation in South Africa.

  • Dai-ichi Life boosts sustainable investments with Covid-related bonds

    04 May 2020

    Japanese insurer Dai-ichi Life has increased its investments in social and sustainability bonds by about $190 million via two private Covid-19-related bond placements.

  • Dai-Ichi Life invests $200m in green and sustainability bonds

    01 July 2019

    Dai-ichi Life Insurance has invested JPY21.6 billion ($200 million) in green and sustainability bonds issued by two development banks.

  • Lessons from the Nordics

    19 July 2018

    The Nordic countries are in the vanguard of the green bond market, leading the march in areas such as impact reporting. Michael Hurley asks what lessons the rest of the world can learn