• NWB Bank issues largest SSA green bond of the year

    27 August 2015

    Dutch public sector lender Nederlandse WaterschapsBank (NWB) has issued a €1 billion ($1.13 billion) green bond – the largest euro-denominated transaction of this kind to come out of a supranational, sub-sovereign and agency (SSA) this year.

  • Private equity firm gets $59m backing for Peruvian hydro

    20 August 2015

    A Peruvian hydropower company has secured a $59 million loan from a series of investors to construct two projects in the country.

  • Consortium lands 'unprecedented' debt package for Australian wind

    20 August 2015

    John Laing and other investors have landed 'an unprecedented' financing package to build an Australian wind farm.

  • Green bonds: The state of sterling

    14 August 2015

    With only a handful of green bonds so far issued in sterling, what is holding the market back, asks Sophie Robinson-Tillett

  • Green bond comment - July 2015

    29 July 2015

    There is no sign that the green bond market has gone off for an early summer break.

  • German wind projects dominate KfW's loans in H1

    27 July 2015

    Wind projects accounted for 89% of the €1.87 billion ($2.08 billion) of renewable energy loans approved by German development bank KfW in the first six months of this year, with 7% being allocated to solar projects.

  • KfW makes debut in sterling green bond market

    24 July 2015

    KfW has issued its first sterling-denominated green bond. The £500 million ($775 million) issue had been expected and continues the development bank's efforts to boost liquidity in the green bond market.

  • Europe's Marguerite fund refinances €107m solar PV loan

    22 July 2015

    Europe's 'Marguerite' infrastructure fund has refinanced a €107 million ($117 million) term loan facility which supported the construction of a 36MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project in France.

  • KfW commits €134m towards green bond investments in Q2

    08 July 2015

    German development bank KfW has bought €134 million ($148 million) of green bonds since announcing in early April its intention to invest up to €1 billion in the market.

  • Under scrutiny: green bond impact reporting

    01 July 2015

    Issuers' reports on the environmental impact of their green bonds range from a few paragraphs on hard-to-find webpages to 80-page documents. But, given the costs and assumptions involved, some question whether more is necessarily better. Graham Cooper reports