• World Bank: 'Save' SLBs with stricter standards and scrutiny

    30 August 2023

    The World Bank said there are encouraging signs that the quality of sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) is improving, but standard-setters, external reviewers and regulators also need to up their game to support the "revival".

  • 'Landmark' Global Biodiversity Framework fund launched - but with $40m shortfall

    29 August 2023

    A 'landmark' Global Biodiversity Framework fund was finally given the go ahead, but after just two governments made funding commitments, a further $40 million needs to be found by the end of the year.

  • Economists promise COP28 roadmap to reform financial system

    16 August 2023

    A "roadmap" to reform international climate finance is to be delivered at the COP28 climate conference in Dubai that will involve measures to catalyse more private finance in developing countries.

  • World Bank: nature policy reform needed to scale private finance

    05 July 2023

    Boosting investment in natural capital requires global policy reform to signal the scarcity of natural resources, the World Bank said.

  • Folksam backs first 'road safety' bond from World Bank

    21 June 2023

    Swedish insurance firm Folksam has fully invested in a SEK1 billion ($93 million) Sustainable Development Bond from the World Bank, which is believed to be the first focused on road safety enhancing projects in developing countries.

  • World Bank issues 'unique' carbon credit-linked bond

    15 February 2023

    The World Bank has raised $50 million from an outcomes-based bond which links its coupon payments to verified carbon credits generated by a water purification project, described as a "unique" and "important" deal by investors backing the transaction.

  • World Bank sees 'global interest' in sovereign sustainability-linked bonds

    03 February 2023

    The World Bank hopes to fuel "global interest" among sovereigns in issuing sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs), and the development bank is rapidly expanding its initiatives to support the market

  • World Bank, Banco do Brasil launch $500m sustainability-linked loan project

    05 January 2023

    The World Bank has agreed a $500 million package to support lending through sustainability-linked finance to Brazilian firms via Banco do Brasil,...