• Sweden tops Sarasin's new sovereign sustainability matrix

    26 August 2015

    Sweden has come top of J. Safra Sarasin's newly created sovereign sustainability matrix, which Sarasin says will complement existing ratings for sovereign bond issuers.

  • World Bank reveals environmental impact of its 77 green bond projects

    03 August 2015

    The World Bank, one of the largest issuers of green bonds, has published a detailed summary of the environmental and social impacts of all 77 projects financed by the proceeds.

  • India's plans to offer dollar-linked tariffs for renewables under scrutiny

    30 July 2015

    The risks of offering dollar-linked tariffs for renewable energy need to be carefully managed, argues Gireesh Shrimali

  • World Bank to pay $2.40 for methane credits in 'scalable' initiative

    17 July 2015

    The World Bank has agreed to pay $2.40 for carbon credits through a new initiative to help keep methane-reduction projects alive.

  • Development banks agree principles for measuring climate finance

    10 July 2015

    The world's largest development banks have joined together to agree principles for measuring their financing of green projects.

  • Infographic: The growth of carbon pricing

    03 July 2015

    Carbon pricing instruments around the world now have a combined value of almost $50 billion, according to new data from the World Bank.

  • Under scrutiny: green bond impact reporting

    01 July 2015

    Issuers' reports on the environmental impact of their green bonds range from a few paragraphs on hard-to-find webpages to 80-page documents. But, given the costs and assumptions involved, some question whether more is necessarily better. Graham Cooper reports

  • World Bank smashes $500m in index-linked green bonds

    17 June 2015

    The World Bank has broken through the $500 million mark for its index-linked green bond issuance.

  • SunEdison bags two more renewables companies for new yieldco

    16 June 2015

    SunEdison has bought two more renewable energy companies for its yieldco, continuing an unrivalled spate of acquisitions in the sector in recent months.

  • Green bonds 'can help achieve $100bn climate finance goal'

    11 June 2015

    Green bonds have been named one of the four instruments available to financial institutions to help ramp climate finance up to its $100 billion a year target.