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  • 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.

  • Henkel signs €1.5bn sustainability-linked loan

    17 December 2018

    Chemical and consumer goods company Henkel has signed a €1.5 billion ($1.7 billion) loan, which will pay interest at a rate tied to the company’s performance on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.

  • Green bonds round-up - 24 Oct - 17 new deals

    24 October 2018

    Royal Schiphol Group, the owner of Amsterdam's Schiphol airport, has priced a green bond worth €500 million ($576 million), making it the first European airport to issue green-labelled notes.

  • Green is Good

    22 August 2018

    Times are a-changin' in the bond market. Companies with strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings stand to have privileged access to the capital markets. A universal 'green treasury' approach is needed to reap the economic and social rewards, says Arthur Krebbers

  • AccorHotels signs €1.2bn sustainability-linked loan

    06 July 2018

    A consortium of 15 banks has signed a deal with AccorHotels to link the interest rate on a €1.2 billion ($1.4 billion) loan to the hospitality company’s sustainability performance.

  • Green bonds round-up, 4 July

    04 July 2018

    Spanish utility Iberdrola has returned to the market with its tenth green bond. The €750 million deal pays a coupon of 1.25% and matures in October 2026.

  • People moves: Montanaro Asset Management, UNEP Finance Initiative, Beyond Ratings and Lekela

    18 May 2018

    Montanaro Asset Management has set up an advisory committee for its Better World Fund, to be chaired by Michael Sheren, senior advisor within the Bank of England's Prudential Regulation Authority.

  • Green Bond Comment, February 2018

    07 March 2018

    Sovereign issuers gave a major boost to the green bond market in February, with inaugural issues from Belgium (€4.5 billion) and Indonesia ($1.25 billion) and a repeat issue from Poland (€1.0 billion).

  • Studies confirm pricing benefits to green bond issuers

    05 February 2018

    Issuing green bonds can raise the price of a company's entire debt in the secondary market, according to research by NatWest Markets.