• Indian stock exchange gets approval for 'social' segment

    06 March 2023

    The National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) has received regulatory approval to launch a Social Stock Exchange (SSE) to help enterprises finance social initiatives, including through pay-for-success Development Impact Bonds (DIBs).

  • Indian regulator tightens green bond standard

    08 February 2023

    The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has tightened requirements for issuers on green debt securities in India,...

  • India has tremendous scope for blue bonds, says regulator

    09 August 2022

    The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has opened a consultation on the potential of 'blue' bonds in the country alongside proposed updates to its green bond standard to align more closely with the Green Bond Principles (GBP) amid lacklustre uptake of its framework.

  • Bearing the standard for green bond growth

    24 August 2018

    As the green bond market has grown, a plethora of national and regional standards has sprung up. What do they bring to the market and are they necessary, ask Michael Hurley and Peter Cripps

  • Azure Power issues $500m green bond

    31 July 2017

    Indian solar energy company Azure has issued a twice-oversubscribed green bond, shrugging off a turbulent Asian bonds market that has caused three other issues to be cancelled.

  • Green bond round-up, 19 July 2017

    19 July 2017

    Brookfield Renewable Partners, a Canadian clean energy company, has issued its inaugural green bond, raising $475 milllion.

  • Green bonds in Asia - the challenges and opportunities

    27 June 2016

    The take-up of green bonds in Asia has been frustratingly slow, and there is no sign yet that companies are embracing the asset class en masse, argues Vicky Münzer-Jones

  • Indian regulator finalises national green bond standards

    12 January 2016

    The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has finalised its inaugural set of green bond standards, making it the second Asian country to make such a move in as many weeks.

  • COP BLOG: Financial innovation -- key to climate action

    09 December 2015

    Clarity is now required on the public and private sources of finance that will be needed to enable countries to deliver their national carbon emissions goals, says Rana Kapoor

  • Consultation starts on India's national green bond standards

    04 December 2015

    The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), has become the latest financial regulator to launch a set of national green bond standards.