• Enel, DZ Bank join Principles ExCom as Fannie Mae exits

    23 June 2023

    Enel, DZ Bank and BNP Paribas Asset Management were among those elected to the executive committee (ExCom) which develop the influential sustainable bond principles, but Fannie Mae's exit marks a quick end to US issuer representation on the executive.

  • Nordea issues innovative 'sustainability-linked loan' bond

    13 September 2022

    Nordic lender Nordea Bank has raised $400 million from a bond to support its sustainability-linked loan (SLL) financing activity, a transaction which one investor in the multi-tranche deal described as an "innovative and creative" way for banks to scale such lending.

  • Fannie Mae, Nordea join Green Bond Principles executive as ING, Kommunalbanken depart

    11 June 2021

    Fannie Mae and Nordea Bank have been elected to the executive committee (ExCom) that develops the Green Bond Principles (GBP)...

  • What are banks getting wrong on human rights?

    17 February 2021

    Banks' processes for implementing human rights considerations into their lending activities are far from perfect, reports Christopher Marchant

  • Green bond round-up, 8 August 2018

    08 August 2018

    SEB observes ‘considerable’ slowdown in July issuance

  • CBI readies certification criteria for forestry bonds

    16 July 2018

    A public consultation on criteria for forestry and other land use projects to be certified under the Climate Bonds Standard is due to end on 20 July.

  • Banks making progress on combating climate change

    17 January 2017

    Banks have made considerable progress in addressing climate risks and opportunities in their business practices to align with a 2°C global warming target, but it is still not enough, according to a new report.

  • More banks and corporates endorse World Bank's carbon pricing coalition

    19 April 2016

    Several more banks, industrial groups and national governments have signed up to join the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) which was launched at the Paris Climate Summit in December.

  • Danish wind firm set to tap green bond market for €50m

    23 September 2015

    Danish renewables firm LM Wind Power is planning to issue a €50 million ($56 million) green bond.

  • Vestas taps green bond market with €500m issue

    04 March 2015

    Vestas has placed a €500 million ($553 million) green bond with European investors.