Archive

  • Santander criticised for investments in Polish coal expansion

    17 October 2019

    Spanish banking giant Santander has faced criticism for its investment in Polish state-run energy group PGE and Energa Group.

  • UN's GISD aim 'to free up trillions of dollars' for SDGs

    17 October 2019

    The UN's Global Investors for Sustainable Development (GISD) Alliance held its first meeting as it looks to 'free up trillions of dollars' from the private sector to finance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Monoline-wrapped renewables project financing could be a game-changer

    20 September 2019

    The application of insurance-wrapped debt to renewable-energy project financing is likely to emerge as a valuable addition to the green capital markets toolkit, writes Keith Mullin

  • Marfrig's sustainable cattle bond attracts new ESG investors

    05 August 2019

    Beef producer Marfrig Global Foods was able to attract additional environmental, social and governance (ESG) investors for its $500 million Sustainable Transition Bond issued earlier this week.

  • SAM launches green bond fund to 'complete' sustainability range

    23 July 2019

    Santander Asset Management (SAM) has launched a green bond fund to 'complete' its sustainable investment funds range.

  • Coal utilities boosted by €16bn since Paris Agreement, say NGOs

    21 May 2019

    Eight financial institutions have given Europe's 'most polluting utilities' almost €16 billion ($17 billion) in support since the Paris Agreement was signed in December 2015, a new briefing by NGO Europe Beyond Coal has found.

  • Green bond round-up: ICO, Klabin, Reykjavik Energy, Midsummer, IBRD, Fabege, Housing New Zealand, Argosy Property and Vasakronan

    03 April 2019

    Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO), a state-owned Spanish bank, has issued a €500 million ($562 million) green note that matures in 2024.

  • Poland prices longest-dated sovereign green bond

    05 March 2019

    The Republic of Poland has priced the longest-dated sovereign green bond, as it returned to the green bond market for a €2 billion ($2.3 billion) fundraise.

  • Henkel signs €1.5bn sustainability-linked loan

    17 December 2018

    Chemical and consumer goods company Henkel has signed a €1.5 billion ($1.7 billion) loan, which will pay interest at a rate tied to the company’s performance on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.