• Set sustainable lending policy to reap reward, emerging market banks told

    08 January 2019

    Banks operating in Southeast Asia and parts of Latin America have an ‘historic opportunity’ to reap multi-trillion-dollar benefits by adopting or improving their sustainable lending policies, according to Global Canopy.

  • Green Bonds round-up, 19 December

    19 December 2018

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has allocated THB5 billion ($152 million) to buy the whole of a two-tranche green bond offering from Thailand's B. Grimm Power.

  • Nine banks add their backing to Principles for Responsible Banking

    18 December 2018

    A further nine banks and eight other stakeholders have backed the fledgling Principles for Responsible Banking, the UN Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) has revealed.

  • 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.

  • Green bond round-up, 21 Nov

    21 November 2018

    US real estate company Boston Properties has raised $1 billion from its inaugural green bond.

  • Green bonds round-up, 14 November 2018

    14 November 2018

    Netherlands-based ING Group has completed a dual-tranche green bond worth $2.96 billion, making it the largest Europe-based financial institution issuer of green bonds.

  • First sovereign blue bond launched

    29 October 2018

    The Republic of Seychelles has issued a first-of-its-kind sovereign 'blue bond' to help conserve its marine environment, sparking hopes that the deal will kickstart a new market for ocean-themed bonds.

  • Green bonds round-up, 3 October 2018

    03 October 2018

    Getlink said its inaugural green bond had been "comfortably oversubscribed", helping it raise €550 million ($635 million) rather than the €500 million originally envisaged.

  • Standard Chartered to cease financing new coal-fired power stations

    25 September 2018

    Standard Chartered has announced that it will stop financing any new coal-fired power projects, in any location, as part of its commitment to support the Paris Agreement on climate change.