Green bonds round-up: IBRD, Folksam Group, Electrolux, Interstate Power & Light, Pace Funding Group, EBRD
The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), part of the World Bank Group, has tapped the €600 million ($675 million) green bond it issued in November to raise a further €250 million.
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).
Regulatory ‘stick’ is driving credit rating agencies’ ESG efforts, says BlueBay
The threat of regulation has driven a flurry of activity in recent months among major credit rating agencies (CRAs) S&P Global, Moody’s and Fitch as they look to better capture environmental, social and governance (ESG) risk factors in their ratings, according to BlueBay Asset Management.
Green bond comment, February: Europe shows the way
European issuers, investors and regulators are in the driving seat as the green bond market prepares for further growth, says Graham Cooper.
Moody's and S&P predict another record-breaking year for green bonds
Moody's and S&P have both predicted that the green bond market will hit a new peak in 2019, despite bearish conditions in the broader fixed income market.
Green bond round-up, 30 January
Spanish telecommunications company Telefonica has made its debut in the green bond market, raising €1 billion in a five-year deal. It claims this is the first bond from an issuer in the telecoms sector.
Green bonds round-up, 23 January
Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has issued its second green bond, raising CAD500 million ($375 million).
Green bonds round-up, 16 January
Italian energy company Enel has returned to the green bond market, with its third such deal, raising €1 billion ($1.1 billion).
HSBC predicts up to $250bn in green, social and sustainability bonds in 2019
HSBC expects a boost in supply of green, social and sustainability (GSS) bonds in 2019, with as much as $250 billion in total GSS bonds, up from $199.5 billion in 2018.