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  • CEB issues 'first' social bond targeting Ukraine refugee crisis

    11 April 2022

    The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) has issued a €1 billion ($1.1 billion) 'social inclusion bond' to fund the response to the Ukraine refugee crisis caused by the country's invasion by Russia, believed to be the first social bond to target the crisis.

  • Milestone 'rhino' bond delivers 'sustainability squared'

    08 April 2022

    Investors seeking 'additionality' should be excited by the ground-breaking 'rhino' bond, the World Bank tells Ahren Lester

  • IBRD issues innovative 'pay-for-success' rhino bond

    25 March 2022

    The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) has raised $150 million from a ground-breaking 'pay-for-success' sustainable development bond to support rhino conservation in South Africa.

  • Infrastructure key to hitting net-zero

    15 March 2022

    Sustainable infrastructure investments are growing, but not quickly enough, Henri Blas tells Genevieve Redgrave

  • Microsoft among buyers of blue carbon credits from giant mangrove project

    15 March 2022

    Microsoft and Trafigura are among the buyers of the first three million carbon credits to be generated by the world's largest mangrove restoration project.

  • Impact investing - what's the trade-off?

    15 March 2022

    Investing to advance the UN SDGs involves trade-offs - but tools to minimise these are in development, writes Sebnem Sener

  • Sovereign involvement 'critical' for scaling natural capital

    11 March 2022

    Government involvement in natural capital investment is crucial for scaling finance in the area, an executive at the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD) has said.

  • $120m fund for Southeast Asian forests closes

    03 March 2022

    New Forests' latest fund for sustainable forestry in Southeast Asia has closed with $120 million of commitments.

  • BIS launches Asian green bond fund

    25 February 2022

    The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has launched an Asian green bond fund for central banks, taking its total green bond fund assets under management to $3.5 billion.

  • Five-year, €500m blended finance goal launched with APG backing

    01 February 2022

    An initiative to 'mobilise' €500 million ($563 million) to decarbonise economies in eastern Europe and central Asia has been launched by The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and ILX Management (ILX).