Private-public investment fund launched to invest in emerging market green bonds
The partners behind the EU-led Global Green Bond Initiative (GGBI) have signed a strategic partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and IDB Invest ...
Circulate's ocean fund swells to $50m
Investment from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and France's development finance institution Proparco has grown Circulate Capital's second Ocean Fund to $53 million.
HSBC, IFC 'real economy' emerging market green bond fund raises $538m
A green bond fund launched by HSBC Global Asset Management and the International Finance Corporation targeting 'real economy' issuers in emerging markets has raised more than $530 million from ten investors at its final close.
News round-up: Investors go to work on deforestation, DFIs go fossil fuel-free
€1.8trn of investors urge companies to tackle deforestation
2X Challenge publishes gender equality criteria for investors
The 2X Challenge to invest to improve gender equality has published investment criteria for private financiers, as the initiative announced it has surpassed its initial objective by 50%, to drive $4.5 billion in investments.
Amundi's one-year-old green bond fund 'ahead of schedule'
The world's largest green bond fund bought more green-labelled issuance in its first year than originally anticipated, Frédéric Samama tells Michael Hurley
Amundi's early mover
Frédéric Samama has been a key mover in the Portfolio Decarbonisation Coalition, the creation of low-carbon indexes, and now the world's biggest green bond fund. He talks to Peter Cripps
Environmental Finance's Green Bonds Asia conference
Environmental Finance's Green Bonds Asia conference saw the agreement of a deal that could help drive growth in the region, writes Michael Hurley.
Green Bond Comment, March
At least $28 billion of new green bonds were issued in the first three months of 2018, according to preliminary data from the Environmental Finance Green Bonds Database.
IFC and Amundi close world's largest green bond fund
The world's biggest green bond fund was officially launched today, having raised $1.42 billion to buy paper from banks in emerging markets.