Environmental Finance celebrates World Oceans Day
To coincide with the UN World Oceans Day, Environmental Finance will host a thematic briefing afternoon focusing on oceans and the blue economy, to examine one of the most exciting areas of natural capital investment.
Change on the horizon for green bond impact reporting
Proposals for an EU Green Bond Standard (GBS) and the pending launch of a platform designed to make it easier for investors to access data signal change for green bond impact reporting, according to participants of a webinar on the subject.
KfW plans to raise €10bn from green bonds in 2021
German development bank KfW is planning to issue up to €10 billion ($12.1 billion) in green bonds in 2020, after raising a record €8.3 billion in 2020, and proposes achieving a net-zero emissions loan portfolio by 2050.
BlueOrchard launches Covid-19 support impact fund
BlueOrchard Finance has launched a $140 million impact fund to help financial institutions provide financing to micro, small and medium-size enterprises (MSMEs) in emerging and frontier markets as they respond to the coronavirus pandemic.
News round-up: Investors go to work on deforestation, DFIs go fossil fuel-free
€1.8trn of investors urge companies to tackle deforestation
Green bond comment, November: Time is ripe for sovereigns to finally step up
Sovereign green bonds experienced a bumper September, with several new issuers, but Ahren Lester argues other hesitant sovereigns should step-up ahead of COP26 next year to light up this potentially significant market
Incofin, KfW launch 'emergency liquidity facility' for agriculture
A €40 million ($47 million) 'emergency liquidity facility' has been launched to help smallholder farmers in developing countries survive the economic fallout from Covid-19.
KfW on track for €8bn in 2020 green bond issuance
After a significant jump in green bond issuance in 2019, the KfW capital markets head tells Ahren Lester they still expect 2020 issuance to hit €8 billion and that 'greeniums' have persisted - but don't expect any social or sustainability-linked bonds from the development bank.
Boralex completes C$805m refinancing of Canadian wind farm
Renewable energy producer Boralex has completed a C$805 million ($600 million) refinancing over 16 years for its 230MW Niagara Region Wind Farm (NRWF) in Ontario, Canada.
Mirova's sustainable ocean fund achieves $132m close
Sustainablilty focused asset manager Mirova, an affiliate of Natixis, has closed its Althelia Sustainable Ocean Fund (SOF) with $132 million, above the target amount of $100 million.