Comment: The Taoiseach's speech
Leo Varadkar's appearance at a sustainable finance conference at Dublin this week sent an important signal to the financial community, says Peter Cripps
Morgan Stanley to underwrite more bonds in battle against plastic waste
Morgan Stanley Global Capital Markets plans to underwrite more bonds to reduce plastic waste, as part of a new initiative to tackle the global problem.
Finance ministers pledge more action on climate change
A group of 23 finance ministers have committed to take stronger collective action on climate change and its impacts through fiscal policy and the use of public finances.
$26trn impact investment opportunity waiting to be unlocked, says IFC
Investors’ appetite for impact investing could be as high as $26 trillion globally, according to estimates by the International Finance Corporation (IFC).
GPIF invests in its first green bonds
Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) has bought its first green bonds, snapping up a $500 million deal from the World Bank Group.
Green bonds round-up: IBRD, Folksam Group, Electrolux, Interstate Power & Light, Pace Funding Group, EBRD
The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), part of the World Bank Group, has tapped the €600 million ($675 million) green bond it issued in November to raise a further €250 million.
MS&AD plans to launch ¥10bn sustainability bond fund
Japanese insurance group MS&AD plans to launch a sustainability or green-themed bond fund with a target size of ¥10 billion ($90 million) in 2019, Environmental Finance has learned.
People moves: SASB, J.P. Morgan AM, Chronos, Ramboll
Madelyn Antoncic has been named chief executive of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Foundation.