EIB launches its first green Samurai bond
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has issued a ¥5 billion ($49.3m) Climate Awareness Bond (CAB), believed to be the first ever green bond in 'Samurai' format.
New advisory firm 'to boost secondary market in renewables'
A new company – MegaWatt-X – has been launched to facilitate a secondary market in renewable energy assets.
CDM must stop verifier exodus, warns new Executive Board member
The Clean Development Mechanism will struggle to recover if verifiers continue to leave the market, a new member of its oversight board has warned.
John Laing plans latest UK renewables IPO
John Laing, a UK infrastructure investment company, is seeking to raise at least £160 million ($262 million) for its Environmental Assets Group (JLEN) via a placing and initial public offering (IPO) of shares on the London Stock Exchange.
Braine takes reins at IETA
The International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) has appointed Bruce Braine, a vice-president responsible for strategic policy analysis at American Electric Power, as its new chairman. He replaces David Hone, senior climate change adviser at Shell, who is stepping down after three years in the role.
Funding shortage for clean-tech 'set to continue'
The clean-tech sector is set to suffer a continuing shortage of capital, even though investors are becoming increasingly excited about companies that do not rely on subsidies, a conference heard.
A crisis looms
Jeremy Leggett's new book warns of turmoil ahead for the global energy and financial systems, but there is still hope for the longer-term future. His work is reviewed by Nick Robins
The latest people moves in the environmental markets, including appointments at the Green Climate Fund, Global Reporting Initiative, Green Investment Bank, Trillium Asset Management and more
Schroders launches fund to invest in cat bonds
Schroders Asset Management has launched a fund to invest in catastrophe (cat) bonds and other insurance-linked securities (ILS).
BlackBerry among FTSE4Good additions as the index breaks link with EIRIS
BlackBerry, Clorox and MGM Resorts International are among 30 companies added to FTSE's responsible investment index in its semi-annual review, while no firms were deleted.