Low-energy buildings take most of KfW's 2019 green bond proceeds
Energy efficient buildings took more than 79% of the allocated proceeds from the €8.1 billon ($8.8 billion) of green bonds issued by German development bank KfW in 2019. The remaining 21% went to renewable energy projects. Nine in ten of all the projects were based in Germany, with the rest in other OECD countries.
GPIF agrees to support KfW green bond programme
Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) has partnered with German development bank KfW to promote and develop the green bond market and to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) assessments into other fixed income investments.
Carney: sovereigns benefit from green bond market 'success story'
Former Bank of England (BoE) governor Mark Carney has described green bonds as a "success story", while lauding the benefits of sovereign issuers entering the market.
KfW's first green bond of 2020 sets it on the way to €8bn target
KfW has sealed its first labelled transaction in a year that it expects could eventually see it issue green bonds worth a total of €8 billion ($8.9 billion).
Althelia Sustainable Ocean Fund raises additional $50m
Sustainable investment specialist Mirova has reached a second close for its Althelia Sustainable Ocean Fund, raising an additional $50 million and taking the fund's total commitments to $92 million.
Bonds round-up: KfW, DKB, Orsted, RBS ... and more
Spain's ICO to join Clean Oceans Initiative
Spanish development bank, Instituto de Credito Oficial, has commitment to join the Clean Oceans Initiative which aims to finance €2 billion ($2.2 billion) of projects targeting marine pollution, particularly plastic waste.
LeapFrog – targeting the emerging consumer
How does the world's biggest private equity impact specialist invest? Joe Walsh reports
Bonds round-up: France, IFC, Enel, RCBC… and more
France taps green OAT to raise €1.7bn
NGFS chair calls for 'effective' carbon taxes
Frank Elderson, chair of the Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS), has called on governments to improve their coordination of carbon taxes to help combat climate change.