KfW tightens sustainability criteria for €25bn liquidity portfolio
German development bank KfW has introduced new rules to strengthen the sustainability impact of its liquidity portfolio.
Green bond round-up, 10 May 2017
German development bank KfW has issued its largest ever green bond at €2 billion ($2.2 billion).
Final winners revealed in Environmental Finance's Green Bond Awards
The best innovations, intermediaries and banks that helped the market set fresh records in 2016 have been honoured in the final wave of the Green Bond Awards.
World Bank passes $10bn milestone for green bond issuance
The World Bank has released details of two bonds that it sold to Swedish insurance company Folksam last week, taking its total issuance to date beyond $10 billion.
Butendiek wind farm closes €950m refinancing deal
The owners of the 288MW Butendiek offshore wind farm have agreed a refinancing package for the project, involving more than €950 million ($1 billion) of senior debt.
KfW issues its first green bond of 2017
German development bank KfW, one of the largest issuers of green bonds, has returned to the market with its first issue of 2017.
KfW's 2016 green bonds to save 2.2Mt of GHG emissions
German development bank KfW will save the equivalent of 2.2 million tonnes of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per year through projects finance by the four green bonds it issued in 2016, the bank said in a report.
KfW identifies energy efficiency as a major financing theme
German development bank KfW financed some €20.7 billion ($22.3 billion) of energy efficiency projects last year, out of total commitments of €81 billion.
LuxFlag awards first Climate Finance Label to international funds
The Luxembourg Finance Labelling Agency (LuxFlag) has awarded its first 'Climate Finance' label to three international funds.
GIB to make first offshore wind exit
The UK's Green Investment Bank is expected to announce its first exit of an offshore wind project in coming days.