• EDF and Microsoft invest in 175MW wind farm [UPDATED]

    15 July 2014

    EDF Renewable Energy has taken a 96% stake in a wind project in the US, for an undisclosed sum.

  • China issues first fines for breaking carbon rules, including Microsoft

    04 July 2014

    Five firms in China, including Microsoft, are reportedly to face fines for not opening carbon-trading accounts within the timeframe allocated by the country's energy conservation authority.

  • Voluntary carbon leaders look on the bright side

    30 June 2014

    The dominant players in the voluntary carbon market are optimistic about the future, despite a decline in volumes and prices between 2012 and 2013, according to the latest survey of the market by Environmental Finance.

  • IIRC launches integrated reporting framework

    10 December 2013

    A framework to help companies expand their reports beyond financial metrics and include measures of sustainability has been launched, marking "an important milestone" in the evolution of 'integrated reporting'.

  • IFC issues second $1bn green bond of 2013

    06 November 2013

    The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has launched its second $1 billion green bond of 2013, and called on other development banks to follow it with more 'benchmark' issues.

  • Gates takes €113m stake in Spain's FCC

    22 October 2013

    Microsoft founder Bill Gates has bought a 6% stake in Spanish infrastructure and environmental services company FCC for €113.5 million ($155.9 million).