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  • Mitsui OSK Lines to issue 'first' shipping firm blue bond

    19 December 2023

    Japanese firm Mitsui OSK Lines plans to raise JPY10 billion ($70 million) through a blue bond in January, believed to be the first issued by a shipping firm using recent International Capital Market Association (ICMA) guidelines.

  • Japan confirms CCS, nuclear and aviation in sovereign transition bond framework

    08 November 2023

    Japan has confirmed potentially controversial technologies including carbon capture and storage (CCS), "next-generation aircraft" and nuclear energy among the eligible use of proceeds from its landmark transition bond issuance.

  • Japan's 'green transformation' bond: A test case for transition finance

    31 October 2023

    The Japanese government's inaugural transition bond is expected to include controversial technologies. Michael Hurley reports

  • MSCI, Bloomberg among big-name signatories to Japan ESG data code of conduct

    28 July 2023

    Major data providers MSCI and Bloomberg are among 17 signatories to a Japanese code of conduct for ESG data, the country's regulator has revealed.

  • Green bond round-up, 30 January

    30 January 2019

    Spanish telecommunications company Telefonica has made its debut in the green bond market, raising €1 billion in a five-year deal. It claims this is the first bond from an issuer in the telecoms sector.

  • Green bonds round-up, 16 January

    16 January 2019

    Italian energy company Enel has returned to the green bond market, with its third such deal, raising €1 billion ($1.1 billion).

  • Green bond round-up, 9 January 2019

    09 January 2019

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has issued its first EUR-denominated green bond, worth €600 million ($684 million).

  • Green Bonds round-up, 19 December

    19 December 2018

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has allocated THB5 billion ($152 million) to buy the whole of a two-tranche green bond offering from Thailand's B. Grimm Power.

  • Green Bonds round-up, 12 December

    12 December 2018

    Swedish bank SEB has predicted that total green bond issuance could reach $240 billion in 2019, despite the market moving "sideways" this year.