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  • EU becomes largest sustainable bond issuer

    13 July 2022

    The EU has become the largest sustainable bond issuer in the world, with total issuance by the bloc surpassing €119 billion ($141 billion) in less than two years.

  • Just transition, inequality, and diversity are 'next hot topics for ESG data'

    07 October 2021

    Improved data on diversity and inclusion has come to the "forefront of investors' demands"...

  • GPIF’s green bond investments surpass $1bn

    14 August 2019

    Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) has grown its portfolio of green bond investments to more than $1 billion – less than half a year after it first bought green notes.

  • Japan Post Insurance adds PLN1bn CAB to its 'green' assets

    28 May 2019

    Japan Post Insurance has added to its growing volume of green investments, by agreeing a private placement of a PLN1 billion ($205.5 million) Climate Awareness Bond (CAB) from the European Investment Bank (EIB).

  • $26trn impact investment opportunity waiting to be unlocked, says IFC

    11 April 2019

    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

    09 April 2019

    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

    27 March 2019

    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.

  • 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.

  • IBRD marks 10 years of green bonds with $1.2bn issue

    14 November 2018

    The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), part of the World Bank Group, has issued two benchmark green bonds to mark the tenth anniversary of its entry into the market in 2008.