• Social taxonomy's use for bonds 'limited'

    22 April 2022

    The EU Platform's proposed taxonomy of social activities may have only limited use for social bond issuers, according to a panel of market practitioners.

  • Green bond round-up, 12 June 2019

    12 June 2019

    The US Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) plans to enter the green bond market with a new commercial mortgage-backed security programme.

  • 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.

  • Green Bonds round-up, 27 June

    27 June 2018

    KBC Group, a leading Belgian financial institution, has issued its first green bond – a five-year, €500 million ($600 million) transaction that was three-times oversubscribed.

  • Green bonds round-up, 2 May

    02 May 2018

    DTE Electric, an electricity utility based in Detroit, Michigan, has entered the green bond market with a $525 million, 30-year issue. It pays a coupon of 4.05% and was priced at 97 basis points over US Treasuries, giving a yield to maturity of 4.076%. The issue has been rated Aa3, A and A+ by Moody's, S&P Global and Fitch, respectively.

  • Green bond comment: Back to work!

    06 September 2017

    The summer holiday is over for the green bond market.

  • Green bond round-up, 6 September 2017

    06 September 2017

    Canada's export credit agency, Export Development Canada (EDC) has issued its fourth green bond – its first denominated in its home currency.

  • Green bond round-up, 12 July 2017

    12 July 2017

    SNCF Reseau, the national society of French railways, has issued its third green bond, raising €750 million ($856 million).

  • NRW Bank commits to buy green bonds

    03 May 2017

    NRW Bank, a regular issuer of green bonds, has committed to start buying in the market. It also plans to issue another green bond, of at least €500 million ($545 million), later this year, a spokesman told Environmental Finance.

  • NRW Bank to issue fourth green bond

    10 November 2016

    NRW Bank, the development agency of the German North Rhine-Westphalia federal state, has mandated Bank of America Merrill Lynch and DZ Bank as joint-lead managers for a 10-year green bond.