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  • Sustainability heavyweight - Q&A with Paul Polman

    13 August 2013

    With its ambitious targets to tackle greenhouse gas emissions, waste and water use, Unilever is widely seen as a sustainability champion. Its CEO Paul Polman tells Peter Cripps how its efforts to tackle environmental problems have helped drive its growth.

  • World Bank issues $550m green bond

    12 August 2013

    The World Bank has returned to the green bond market in a follow-up to its record-breaking $1 billion offering earlier this year.

  • NYSE joins Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative

    26 July 2013

    NYSE Euronext, parent of the New York Stock Exchange, has joined the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative, marking "a significant step forward" for the programme.

  • EIB to phase out coal-fired lending

    24 July 2013

    One of the world's biggest energy lenders, the European Investment Bank, has adopted new lending policies expected to see it phase out the financing of coal-fired power plants.

  • AfDB plans $500m green bond issue by end October

    10 July 2013

    The African Development Bank (AfDB) plans to issue a $500 million green bond in September or October, Environmental Finance can reveal.

  • People moves, June

    28 June 2013

    The latest environmental markets appointments at the Green Climate Fund, International Finance Corporation, Sarasin Bank, Roth Capital Partners, UNEP Finance Initiative, and more.

  • Can green bonds go mainstream?

    20 June 2013

    The green bond market is on the march after the first billion-dollar issuance, but what is needed for the fledgling asset class to break into the mainstream, asks Elza Holmstedt Pell

  • $1.4bn joint venture to be 'Chile's largest renewables provider'

    07 June 2013

    A project developer and a private equity firm have inked a $1.4 billion deal to form a joint venture set to become Chile's largest wind and solar energy provider.

  • EBRD launches resource efficiency financing initiative

    06 June 2013

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has unveiled plans for an initiative to finance water and materials efficiency projects.