• The Equator Principles: the push for Asia

    21 August 2014

    The Equator Principles have successfully attracted signatories in the developed world, but the support of banks in rapidly growing Asian markets remains elusive. Peter Cripps looks at the prospects for the initiative.

  • World Bank sells $12m green bond to Merrill Lynch clients

    21 August 2014

    The World Bank has sold a $12 million green bond exclusively to clients of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management.

  • Bond investors ponder fifty shades of green

    12 August 2014

    Recent green bond issues have attracted mainstream as well as committed 'socially responsible' investors. But their views on what qualifies as 'green' can differ dramatically, as Graham Cooper reports

  • Seeing the green bonds for the trees

    11 July 2014

    With the green bond market experiencing rapid growth, a new type of 'REDD+ bond' that supports sustainable forestry and agriculture has been proposed. Rupert Edwards and Gloria Gonzalez explain

  • Kinnersley launches fixed income firm after leaving Nikko

    27 June 2014

    Stuart Kinnersley, formerly chief investment officer at Nikko Asset Management has left the firm after 16 years to set up a new company with Stephen Fitzgerald, a former head of Goldman Sachs Asset Management.

  • World Bank agrees $178.5m for Ethiopian geothermal

    30 May 2014

    The World Bank has agreed a $178.5 million loan to finance geothermal development in Ethiopia, with the aim of making the country a "regional power hub".

  • Carbon markets now worth $30bn, says World Bank

    28 May 2014

    The world's emissions trading systems, for reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, are now worth about $30 billion, following the launch of eight new markets in 2013, the World Bank says.

  • World Bank launches first green bond in Australia

    16 April 2014

    The World Bank has today launched its first green bond on the Australian market, raising AU$300 million ($281 million).

  • People moves

    31 March 2014

    The industry's most important recent moves, including new roles for Martin Skancke, Charles Gooderham and Zoe Knight. Appointments have been announced for Standard Bank, Tau, SolarCity and Bridges Ventures, among others.

  • First index launched for green bonds market

    17 March 2014

    An index to track the fledgling green bond market has been launched by German index provider Solactive.