• Private equity firm secures €100m loan to refinance solar portfolio

    23 January 2017

    A Private equity firm has signed a "roughly" €100 million ($107 million) loan deal to refinance a 20MW Spanish solar portfolio.

  • 50 shades of green bonds - and 50 ways of assessing them

    29 December 2016

    Ratings agencies have weighed into the green bond market in the past year, adding to the raft of existing tools for assessing bonds. Where is this increasingly crowded marketplace heading, asks Peter Cripps

  • TCFD's four major disclosure recommendations revealed

    09 December 2016

    Details of the four major disclosure recommendations from Financial Stability Board's (FSB) Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) have emerged ahead of the report's launch next week.

  • GFI's six proposals to make UK an international green financial hub

    14 November 2016

    The City of London's Green Finance Initiative (GFI) has launched a report outlining six key priority areas, to help maintain the UK's role as "the go-to place to connect capital with green" amid growing competition from other financial centres.

  • FSB Taskforce will require companies to perform 2°C scenario analysis

    02 November 2016

    The Financial Stability Board (FSB) Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures is to recommend that companies reveal how they will be affected by policies introduced to restrict global warming to no more than 2oC.

  • PwC becomes Climate Bonds Standard verifier

    10 October 2016

    PwC has become the third of the 'Big four' accountancy firms to become a Climate Bonds Standard verifier. EY and KPMG had signed up earlier this year. Deloitte has yet to back the initiative.

  • Rabobank prepares roadshow for its first green bond

    21 September 2016

    Rabobank is launching its first green bond to finance, or refinance, solar and wind energy projects.

  • BNG issues €1bn social bond to finance housing associations

    11 July 2016

    Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten (BNG), a Dutch public sector bank, has issued a €1 billion ($1.1 billion) bond to support the social housing sector in the Netherlands. It is believed to be the first social bond issued in line with the guidance on such issues in the recently revised Green Bond Principles.

  • Ireland launches new body aiming to attract €250bn of sustainable funds

    07 June 2016

    The Irish government has launched a new body that aims to attract €250 billion ($284.2 billion) in sustainable funds to the country.

  • Carbon prices are far too low to hit 2°C warming target, says IETA

    25 May 2016

    The price of carbon in major emissions markets is unlikely to exceed €15 ($17) per tonne of carbon dioxide by 2020, less than half the price likely to be needed to limit global warming to 2°C, according to an industry survey.