'Strong rebound' in EM sustainable bond issuance in 2021
Emerging market (EM) sustainable bond issuance reached record highs in 2021 after a "very strong" rebound, whilst the average 'greenium' strengthened over the course of the year.
Emerging market 'real economy' sustainable bond report published
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Environmental Finance have published a report on emerging market 'real economy' sustainable bond issuance trends...
IFC publishes step-by-step green bond issuance guide
Q&A with IFC's Pushkala Ratan
IFC's senior climate finance specialist for Asia spoke to Environmental Finance following the launch of its Guidelines for Blue Finance
Impact reporting: a work in progress
Green bond impact reporting growing significantly, but problems remain, an Environmental Finance webinar heard. Genevieve Redgrave reports
'Gender bond' guidance launched
UN Women, International Finance Corporation and International Capital Market Association (ICMA) have published guidance on how issuers can use sustainable bonds to advance gender equality.
Amundi and IFC launch $2bn emerging market sustainable bond strategy
Amundi and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) will launch a fund to invest in Emerging Market sustainable bonds in 2022 which intends to mobilise up to $2 billion in private investment.
Fannie Mae, Nordea join Green Bond Principles executive as ING, Kommunalbanken depart
Fannie Mae and Nordea Bank have been elected to the executive committee (ExCom) that develops the Green Bond Principles (GBP)...
Green Bond Principles tightens 'key' recommendations to reflect market best practice
Three years after the last update, the widely adopted Green Bond Principles has received a raft of updates to bring it in line with the developing best practice in the global sustainable bond market. Ahren Lester reports