• Green Sukuk - bonding Shari'ah and the environment

    20 April 2017

    Green Sukuk could potentially satisfy demand from a broad spectrum of investors, but there are challenges to be overcome, say Tallat Hussain, Debashis Dey and Mindy Hauman

  • NBAD raises $587m from first green bond

    28 March 2017

    National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) has priced its first green bond, which raised $587 million.

  • NBAD makes second attempt at first green bond

    27 March 2017

    The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) has returned to the green bond market, after postponing its first planned offering in September.

  • Banks pledge support for UAE's sustainability goals

    26 October 2016

    Eight banks have committed to support the sustainable development goals of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by signing the Dubai Declaration on Sustainable Finance.

  • Green bond comment - August

    02 September 2016

    The green bond market could see $100 billion of issues this year.

  • National Bank of Abu Dhabi commits to $10bn support for sustainable business

    18 January 2016

    The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) has pledged "to lend, invest and facilitate" $10 billion of financing over the next 10 years to projects focussed on environmentally sustainable activities.

  • First Islamic green bonds expected this year

    13 March 2015

    Debt market professionals in the Middle East expect to see the first 'green sukuk' – the Islamic equivalent of green bonds – issued later this year.