• Clean energy tipping points 'can accelerate by years when using concessional finance'

    20 February 2019

    Tipping points at which clean energy outpaces fossil fuel energy could move substantially ahead by two or more years when concessional finance is applied, a report said.

  • Green bond round-up, 30 January

    30 January 2019

    Spanish telecommunications company Telefonica has made its debut in the green bond market, raising €1 billion in a five-year deal. It claims this is the first bond from an issuer in the telecoms sector.

  • Simplify SDG finance to unleash scale, says UBS

    23 January 2019

    UBS has called on the financial sector and policymakers to simplify and standardise investing in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to help close the current financing gap to reach the goals.

  • People moves: World Bank, BlackRock, IIGCC, Partners Group, Greencoat, PRI, SASB, US SIF, Osmosis and Grantham Institute

    14 January 2019

    The World Bank has launched a search for a new president after Jim Yong Kim announced he would leave his role three years earlier than expected, to become a partner at Global Infrastructure Partners.

  • Governments urged to adopt ‘transformative’ approach to sustainable infrastructure

    07 January 2019

    Governments have been urged to promote a ‘transformative’ rather than ‘incremental’ approach to climate-friendly infrastructure as a way to bring in new investors and new sources of finance.

  • UBS hails sustainable investing as a key strategy for 2019

    02 January 2019

    UBS has named sustainable investing as one of its five key strategies for investors in 2019, to help tackle what it described as an "environmental credit crunch".

  • Barclays plans to double green bond investments to £4bn

    20 December 2018

    Barclays plans to grow its investments in green bonds to £4 billion ($5 billion), having already broken through its original target to commit £2 billion.

  • Green Bonds round-up, 19 December

    19 December 2018

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has allocated THB5 billion ($152 million) to buy the whole of a two-tranche green bond offering from Thailand's B. Grimm Power.