Nordic green bond issuers criticise EU taxonomy
Nordic local government funding agencies MuniFin, Kommunalbanken and Kommuninvest have jointly published feedback on the EU's proposed sustainable finance taxonomy, warning that it risks undermining the uptake of the EU's planned green bond standard.
Kommuninvest prepares social impact loans, eyes social bond
Sweden's Kommuninvest has established a 'committee on social sustainability' to examine applications for loans for investments in housing, healthcare, sports, education and culture.
Sweden's Kommuninvest in latest green bond agreement with GPIF
Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) - the world's largest pension fund - has announced another significant partnership in its efforts "to promote and develop sustainable capital markets".
Nordic green bond issuers include EU standard in new reporting guidance
A group of Nordic issuers has set out recommendations on how to report green bond impact in line with the proposed EU Green Bond Standard (GBS).
First green bond blockchain platform launched
A blockchain-enabled database which claims to have the ability to validate the impact of green bond issues, thereby unlocking greater investment in green projects, has been launched.
Bond round-up: ANZ, T Corp, Ontario, Denmark … and more
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Sparebank issues €500m green bond
Annual costs for impact reporting 'typically in €10k-€25k range'
A survey of green bond issuers and investors sheds light on how they approach impact reporting, says Björn Bergstrand
Green bond round-up: Danske Bank, Cassa depositi e prestiti, Kommuninvest, Teonec, NYSERDA, NY State Housing and Vasakronan
Danske Bank has become a green bond issuer for the first time, in a deal worth €500 million ($568 million).