• 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.

  • BlueOrchard launches Covid-19 support impact fund

    09 November 2020

    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

    05 November 2020

    €1.8trn of investors urge companies to tackle deforestation

  • Green bond comment, November: Time is ripe for sovereigns to finally step up

    04 November 2020

    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

    29 October 2020

    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

    26 October 2020

    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

    11 August 2020

    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.