Archive

  • Meeting climate goals while unlocking productivity and delivering growth

    22 January 2018

    A major expansion of green infrastructure is urgently needed and it makes economic as well as environmental sense, says Zoë Knight.

  • Green bond round-up, January 10

    10 January 2018

    Italian utility Enel has successfully issued its second green bond, raising €1.25 billion ($1.5 billion).

  • The SDGs and the bond market

    13 December 2017

    The green bond market, which in recent years has emerged as a test bed for sustainable finance, has begun to adapt in response to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • World Bank repays $9.6m under its PAF scheme

    08 December 2017

    The World Bank has repaid $9.6 million to bondholders that acquired notes issued under its innovative Pilot Auction Facility (PAF) scheme.

  • Insurers reach 'tipping point' on climate change

    29 November 2017

    Concerns about climate change are influencing the underwriting and investment policies of a growing number of insurance companies, finds Graham Cooper

  • News briefs from COP23

    10 November 2017

    Small island nation Fiji will have to spend around $4.5 billion over the next decade to prepare for rising temperatures, strengthening storms and higher sea levels.

  • French insurer to double green investments

    22 September 2017

    BNP Paribas Cardif is to double its green investments to €2.4 billion ($2.9 billion) by 2020, largely through the purchase of green bonds.

  • Folksam buys more green bonds and doubles investment target

    13 September 2017

    Sweden's Folksam has acquired $350 million of green bonds from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank.

  • Philippines government cedes cat risks to global reinsurers

    16 August 2017

    The Philippines government has agreed a reinsurance programme that will cover national government assets, as well as 25 participating provinces, from up to $206 million in losses from major typhoons and earthquakes.

  • World Bank issues $360m cat bond for Mexico

    04 August 2017

    The World Bank has issued a $360 million catastrophe bond to provide Mexico with protection against financial losses from earthquakes and tropical cyclones.