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  • ASEAN green infrastructure facility aims to catalyse $1bn in blended finance

    08 April 2019

    Southeast Asian governments, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and major European development banks have joined forces to launch a blended finance facility that aims to invest more than $1 billion in green infrastructure across Southeast Asia.

  • Green bond round-up: BNP Paribas; NYSERDA; Nigerian first; Konan Ultra Power

    06 March 2019

    BNP Paribas has returned to the green bond market, with a €750 million ($850 million) transaction.

  • Green bond round-up, 9 January 2019

    09 January 2019

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has issued its first EUR-denominated green bond, worth €600 million ($684 million).

  • Green bond market breaks half-a-trillion-dollar barrier

    13 November 2018

    Total green bond issuance has smashed through the $500 billion barrier, marking a significant milestone for the 11-year-old market, data from Environmental Finance’s database reveals.

  • Green bonds round-up - 24 Oct - 17 new deals

    24 October 2018

    Royal Schiphol Group, the owner of Amsterdam's Schiphol airport, has priced a green bond worth €500 million ($576 million), making it the first European airport to issue green-labelled notes.

  • Development banks eye private capital to tackle plastics pollution

    15 October 2018

    The European Investment Bank (EIB), Agence Française de Developpement (AFD) and Germany’s KfW are joining forces to support an initiative that they hope will ‘crowd-in’ private capital to reduce plastic pollution of the oceans.

  • Sustainable finance has yet to be fully integrated in Germany's banks, says report

    28 August 2018

    While sustainable finance hasn't reached the core business of Germany's financial institutions, the topic has attracted attention of the majority of its C-suite, a report claims.

  • KfW calculates impact of recent green bond issues

    23 July 2018

    German development bank KfW estimates that the €612 million ($715 million) of green paper it issued in the first six months of this year will save about €72 million/year in terms of fuel costs and other environmental and social impacts.

  • Actiam New Member of the ICMA Executive Committee

    19 June 2018

    The International Capital Markets Association (ICMA) announced Foppe-Jan van der Meij of Actiam as its new member of the Executive Committee of the Green Bond Principles (GBP) at the annual meeting on 14 June 2018.

  • Members of EU Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance announced

    13 June 2018

    The European Commission has announced the members of its Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance.