• Private-public investment fund launched to invest in emerging market green bonds

    06 September 2023

    The partners behind the EU-led Global Green Bond Initiative (GGBI) have signed a strategic partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and IDB Invest ...

  • KfW eyes currency diversification ahead of 'busy weeks' for green bond programme

    18 August 2023

    German development bank KfW is hoping to achieve further currency diversification as it rounds off its €10 billion ($10.9 billion) programme for 2023.

  • Enel, DZ Bank join Principles ExCom as Fannie Mae exits

    23 June 2023

    Enel, DZ Bank and BNP Paribas Asset Management were among those elected to the executive committee (ExCom) which develop the influential sustainable bond principles, but Fannie Mae's exit marks a quick end to US issuer representation on the executive.

  • Sustainable bond impact reports 'still lack comparability'

    19 May 2023

    Bond issuers 'should do more' to align with impact reporting frameworks, an Environmental Finance webinar heard. Ahren Lester reports

  • KfW targeting €10bn green bond issuance in 2023

    19 December 2022

    KfW plans to raise a further €10 billion ($10.6 billion) from green bonds in 2023, after the German development bank reached a $65 billion cumulative issuance total in 2022.

  • Insurance can be 'powerful lever' for positive impact, says BlueOrchard

    09 September 2022

    Investment manager BlueOrchard has launched its second impact-focussed insurance fund, which its CEO says can be a powerful catalyst for access to insurance in emerging markets.

  • Microsoft among buyers of blue carbon credits from giant mangrove project

    15 March 2022

    Microsoft and Trafigura are among the buyers of the first three million carbon credits to be generated by the world's largest mangrove restoration project.

  • KfW plans €10bn green bond issuance in 2022 after record 2021

    21 December 2021

    Following guidance-busting issuance in 2021 and an expanded green bond framework, KfW's Petra Wehlert tells Ahren Lester that expectations are high that it will surpass its 2022 green bond forecast

  • KfW launches Latin America green bond fund

    11 November 2021

    KfW has invested €74 million ($86 million) in a Latin America green bond fund the German development bank has initiated...