Green bond experts rebut GPIF charge they are a 'lose-lose' product
A valuable benefit of green bonds is that they enable fixed income investors to 'engage' with issuers on topics such as climate change, as is already common practice in the equity markets, according to Frederic Samama, co-head of institutional clients coverage at Amundi Asset Management.
Government revenues from carbon pricing soar
Carbon pricing mechanisms – including both taxes and emissions trading systems – brought in $33 billion for governments around the world last year, a rise of 50% since 2016, the World Bank said.
Green bond comment, May: It's all about impact!
Is the green bond market evolving into the impact bond market?
Green bond round-up, 25 April
More than $3.3 billion of green bonds have settled in the first three days of this week*, with announcements suggesting that a strong pipeline of issuance of green and social bonds can be expected in coming weeks.
Introducing Sustainable Land Bonds - Investing in nature for climate
Climate finance flows could be used to help developing tropical forest countries tap the bond markets, scaling up the amount of capital available to them for conservation, argues Peter Wheeler
EIB prepares sustainability bond
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is preparing to issue a sustainability awareness bond to support projects in the water, health and education sectors.
Fixed income investors need more ESG products, says Japan's GPIF
Institutional investors are being constrained because of a lack of environmental, social and governance (ESG)-focused products for fixed income investors, a report co-published by the GPIF has claimed.
Green Climate Fund commits extra $1bn to developing nations
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is to provide an additional $1.09 billion for climate mitigation and adaptation projects as it says it is ready to "shift gear" in helping developing countries hit climate goals.
Why investors need to start accounting for natural capital
There is an increasing awareness that natural capital can no longer be taken for granted, and can lead to a better understanding of both risks and opportunities, argues James Hulse
Green bond round-up, 14 February 2018
National Australia Bank (NAB) has issued the country's first residential mortgage-backed security (RMBS) that includes a green tranche certified by the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI).