• World Bank to issue 100th green bond

    02 June 2015

    The World Bank is to issue its 100th green bond – an equity-linked note for retail investors in the US.

  • World Bank uses options to encourage methane reduction projects

    28 May 2015

    A series of 'put options' are to be sold by the World Bank to incentivise private sector companies to reduce methane emissions in developing countries.

  • Carbon pricing tools now worth almost $50bn, says World Bank

    26 May 2015

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

  • World Bank launches two more retail green bonds

    20 May 2015

    The World Bank has sold nearly $30 million of green bonds to US investors, and has launched an Italian offering.

  • Insurers see the gold in green

    14 May 2015

    Green bonds are looking increasingly attractive to insurance companies which want to meet their risk and return objectives while producing a positive environmental or social impact. But there are concerns about the definition and capacity of the market, as Mark Nicholls explains

  • State Street launches world's first index-linked green bond fund

    08 May 2015

    The world's first index-linked green bond fund has been launched for institutional investors.

  • Carbon trading with Chinese characteristics

    30 April 2015

    China is making rapid progress towards launching what is likely to be the world's largest emissions trading system. But, given the regulatory constraints on many Chinese industries, it is hard to predict how the market will evolve, says Maarten Neelis

  • SEB launches green bond fund for private investors

    27 April 2015

    Swedish bank SEB has further strengthened its position in the green bond market by launching a global green bond fund aimed at retail investors.

  • BP chairman urges policymakers to put price on carbon

    17 April 2015

    The chairman of oil giant BP has used the firm's annual general meeting (AGM), held yesterday, to call for governments to impose a carbon price in what climate-change activists have called a "game changing day".

  • Unilever's green bond: a difference of opinions

    15 April 2015

    In the year since its launch, Unilever's green bond has divided opinion and been omitted from the Barclays MSCI green bond index. Here, leading figures from the two sides of the debate outline their thinking.