• German bank to launch 'sustainable' covered bonds

    10 September 2014

    German bank Munchener Hypothekenbank (MunchenerHyp) is preparing to launch a €300 million ($388 million) issue of sustainable covered bonds, or Pfandbriefe, later this month.

  • DC Water increases size of 100-year green bond, plans more

    15 July 2014

    The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) has increased the size of its landmark 100-year green bond to $350 million from a planned $300 million, in response to strong investor demand.

  • Moody's anticipates Aaa ratings for Toyota green bonds

    11 March 2014

    Moody's Investors Service has assigned provisional Aaa ratings to the bulk of a $1.25 billion issue of 'green' asset-backed securities expected to be issued soon by Toyota.

  • Rating agencies are 'not adequately taking ESG into account'

    06 February 2014

    Credit rating agencies are currently failing to adequately take account of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, a conference heard, with some market participants rating their performance as just three out of 10.

  • Stranded assets alert

    17 June 2013

    Nicholas Stern has warned that many oil and gas and mining companies may be overvalued, in a 'bubble' that would threaten the security of global financial markets. Peter Cripps and Katie Kouchakji report