World Bank turns to bond market to combat infectious diseases
The World Bank has raised $425 million from the capital markets to provide prompt assistance to low-income countries that face the risk of pandemics.
Asset owners and investors call for more Mexican green bonds
A group of 57 leading asset owners and fund managers in Mexico have called on the government to take action to develop the local green bond market.
Using scenario analysis to mitigate climate risks
Climate scenario modelling has now moved beyond simple risk management to become a genuine strategic imperative, says Amine Bel Hadj Soulami
Mapping the finance for Paris
Ian Callaghan and Tessa Tennant examine who is doing what to help finance the commitments made as part of the Paris Agreement on climate change.
Spanish government loses claim over renewables subsidy cuts
Spain has been ordered to pay €128 million ($140 million) plus interest, to compensate two solar energy investors for losses incurred as a result of the government cutting its renewables subsidies.
Investors start to weigh water risks
Investor interest in corporate water risk is increasing fast. A range of tools and services are being developed to help companies respond. Graham Cooper reports
World Bank passes $10bn milestone for green bond issuance
The World Bank has released details of two bonds that it sold to Swedish insurance company Folksam last week, taking its total issuance to date beyond $10 billion.
World Bank launches SDG bonds
The World Bank has launched a €163 million ($172 million) index linked bond that will directly link returns to the performance of companies advancing the global development priorities set out in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
World Bank concludes PAF with $13m carbon auction
The World Bank concluded the pilot phase of its climate change auction initiative after it agreed to buy $13 million of carbon credits in a reverse auction.
COP22: The investors' verdict
World leaders at the conclusion of this year's UN Summit on Climate Change (COP22) agreed to accelerate both the implementation and the ambition of the Paris Agreement, despite headwinds brought on by the election of Donald Trump, reports Hamza Ali