Consortium plans to build on the success of IFC forest bond
Three international organisations have come together to encourage the use of innovative private sector finance to combat deforestation.
Kenya launches green bond programme
Kenya has launched a green bond programme with an eye to see the country's first issue by November. The programme's objective is to grow capacity for green bond issuance in the country, establish a framework and standards, develop licensed verifiers and look to catalyse similar programmes across East Africa.
Green bond roundup - 29 March 2017
The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has issued a AUD650 million ($495 million) green bond, its inaugural offering.
Green bonds round up, 22 March 2017
French rail operator SNCF Reseau is gearing up to issue its second green bond.
IFC streamlines its social bond programme
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is combining its two 'socially responsible' bond programmes to enable it to issue more 'benchmark' size social bonds.
Yes Bank repeats innovative green bond deal
India's Yes Bank has agreed a second transaction in which it will issue a rupee-denominated green bond which will be bought using the proceeds of sustainability bonds issued by a development bank.
NTPC plans more green 'masala' bonds
India's National Thermal Power Company (NTPC) is planning more 'masala' bonds, possibly in the next eight to nine months.
Asian banks focus on climate change opportunities, not risks
Asian banks are more focussed on the opportunities arising from climate change than the risks, according to the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC).
EF BRIEFS: Gaelectric, ADB, JLEN
Gaelectric has secured a €38 million ($42 million) financing package from Allied Irish Bank for the construction of two Irish wind farms.
Mainstream secures $177.5m for African renewables
Irish clean energy specialist Mainstream Renewable Power has raised $177.5 million for Lekela Power, its joint venture in Africa.