• 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...

  • Ground-breaking BlackRock public-private EM climate fund exceeds target

    02 November 2021

    BlackRock has announced its flagship public-private financing Emerging Market (EM) climate infrastructure investment fund has raised more than $670 million...

  • KfW expects to 'significantly' exceed 2021 green bond issuance target

    22 September 2021

    German development bank KfW expects to "significantly" exceed its targeted green bond issuance total in 2021..

  • Sustainability-linked bond growth softens second quarter sustainable bond slowdown

    13 July 2021

    Sustainability-linked bond issuance in the second quarter of 2021 tripled on the first three months of the year...

  • Environmental Finance celebrates World Oceans Day

    07 June 2021

    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

    04 February 2021

    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

    16 December 2020

    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.