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  • Green bonds have more impact than estimated, says KfW

    26 April 2016

    The two green bonds issued by German development bank KfW in 2014 had significantly more environmental and social impact than previously estimated, the bank has revealed.

  • Green bond supply still falling short of demand, says major bank

    20 April 2016

    Demand for green bonds continues to outstrip supply, despite a record first quarter for new issues, said a leading European bank in a research note on the market.

  • Green Bond Principles working group on defining 'green' holds first meeting

    03 March 2016

    A Green Bond Principles (GBPs) working group on how to define 'green' met for the first time this week, in the hope of updating the taxonomy of what kind of projects are suitable for green bonds, ahead of the principles' redraft in June.

  • Are investors beginning to pay up for green bonds?

    26 February 2016

    Are the occasional pieces of evidence that green bonds price differently to their mainstream equivalents a sign of things to come, asks Hamza Ali

  • Apple takes $1.5bn bite out of green bond market

    17 February 2016

    Corporate giant Apple has priced a benchmark-sized green bond, in a "tremendous boost" to the fledgling market's prospects for attracting corporate issuers.

  • KfW says 2015 green bonds will save almost 3Mt of carbon dioxide annually

    08 February 2016

    The five green bonds issued by German development bank KfW in 2015 are expected to save greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to more than 2.9 million tonnes of carbon dioxide each year, the bank said in a report.

  • EF BRIEFS: Capstone, PRI, Juwi, KfW, Gothaer

    22 January 2016

    Canadian renewables operator Capstone Infrastructure – formerly known as the Macquarie Power & Infrastructure Income Fund – will be acquired by a London-based fund in a $480 million deal.

  • Green bond market ends 2015 on a high as it breaks records

    06 January 2016

    A spate of green bond issuance ahead of COP21 led the market to break previous records, finishing the year at more than $40 billion.

  • EF Briefs: Santander, GIB, Sustainable Development Capital Ltd, First Solar, Younicos, KfW

    09 December 2015

    Santander, GIB, SDCL and others in milestone UK lighting deal

  • Development banks issue updated guide to help green bond issuers with impact reporting

    02 December 2015

    A group of development banks has published updated impact reporting guidelines for green bond issuers, saying that the market is the "litmus test" for wider climate finance.