• Green bonds round-up: IBRD, Folksam Group, Electrolux, Interstate Power & Light, Pace Funding Group, EBRD

    27 March 2019

    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

    20 March 2019

    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

    08 February 2019

    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

    06 February 2019

    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

    01 February 2019

    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

    30 January 2019

    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

    23 January 2019

    Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has issued its second green bond, raising CAD500 million ($375 million).

  • Green bonds round-up, 16 January

    16 January 2019

    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

    10 January 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.