Development banks eye private capital to tackle plastics pollution
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
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
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
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
The European Commission has announced the members of its Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance.
Green bond round-up, 16 May
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has priced its second social bond to help finance socio-economic development on the continent.
Green share of KfW funding rises more than 33% since 2010
KfW's support for green projects has risen sharply in recent years, reaching 43% of its financing in 2017, up from 31% in 2010, the development bank said in its annual review.
Green bond round-up, 31 January 2018
Poland has tapped the green bond market for the second time, with a €1 billion ($1.2 billion) issue.
2018 'set to be another record year' for the green bond market
The green bond market is set for another record-breaking year of issues in 2018, according to an online poll conducted by Environmental Finance.
Green bond round-up, 17 January 2018
Swedish bank SEB expects 2018 will be "a year of consolidation and more modest growth" for green bond issuance than in 2017, with potential to grow 12% year-on-year, to $175 billion.