• Green and sustainability-linked loan round-up, 30 September: Equites and CLS

    30 September 2020
  • UNEP FI: climate change already impacting loan portfolios

    16 September 2020

    Extreme weather events such as storm surges, wildfires, sea level rise, inland flooding, drought, and other hazards are already impacting banks' lending portfolios

  • UN's Principles for Responsible Banking tightens signatory scrutiny

    17 July 2020

    Signatories of the UN Principles for Responsible Banking (PRB) have voted to establish a governance body to ensure effective implementation of the commitments, which could ultimately lead to laggards being thrown out.

  • Principles for Responsible Banking launched with backing of 28 banks

    26 November 2018

    The launch of a set of six principles seeking to commit banks to align with both the Paris Agreement and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been hailed as a ‘global benchmark for sustainable banking’.

  • Sustainable banking principles to be launched in November

    01 June 2018

    Banks from five different continents have joined forces to redefine the sector's purpose, in alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement.

  • Standard Life plans impact investment funds

    10 May 2017

    UK asset manager Standard Life Investments hopes to launch global and UK-focussed impact investment funds this year.

  • IFC issues ZAR1bn green bond

    26 November 2015

    The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has issued ZAR1 billion ($71 million) green bond, its first in the domestic South African rand market.

  • Standard Bank closes London carbon desk

    16 April 2015

    Standard Bank has closed its award-winning carbon desk in London.

  • Standard Bank's $250m lending platform for African renewables

    02 April 2015

    Standard Bank is to borrow $250 million, which it will lend on to fund renewables projects in sub-Saharan Africa.

  • €625m financial close for Africa's largest wind farm

    18 December 2014

    Africa's largest wind farm has reached a €625 million ($779 million) financial close.