Two major LatAm wind deals reach financial close
Two major wind deals in Latin America, both involving emerging markets private equity firm Actis, have reached financial close.
DNB joins project to implement TCFD recommendations
DNB, Norway's largest financial services group, has joined a UN-sponsored project to develop practical ways to improve disclosure and reporting of the impacts of climate change.
BlackRock takes 49% stake in 200MW Alterra wind project
Toronto-listed Alterra Power has sold a 49% stake in its 200MW Flat Top wind farm to a fund managed by BlackRock Real Assets. The price paid was not disclosed.
Banks pledge to help implement recommendations of TCFD
Eleven large banks have committed to develop practical ways of implementing the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).
European yieldcos eye further expansion
Three European renewable energy investment firms, with a focus on generating high dividend payouts, have announced plans to raise substantial amounts of new capital.
Time the green bond market grew up
The exclusion of Repsol's bond from the main green bond indexes highlights that a lack of a clear definition of what is green is hindering the market, argues Keith Mullin.
Repsol's green bond: exploring the controversy
Spanish oil & gas company Repsol issued a controversial green bond that immediately raised concerns, mainly because it represents more investment in production that results in more carbon emissions, even if more efficiently. Marcio Viegas assesses the controversy
Chile's first green bond issued
Pulp paper manufacturer Empresas CMPC has issued the first green bond from a Chilean issuer, raising $500 million.
Comment: Can 'fintech' help 'green' the real economy?
Innovation in financial technology should aim to address sustainability challenges in the real economy, says Andrew Voysey
MIDIS and Santander provide Banks Renewables £210m debt package
Macquarie Infrastructure Debt Investment Solutions (MIDIS) and Santander have provided a £210 million ($258 million) debt package to Banks Renewables, the renewable energy division of property and energy business, Banks Group.