• Aviva calls for NDCs to become national transition plans

    28 June 2024

    Countries preparing their next set of climate targets should use it as an opportunity to prepare comprehensive, national climate transition plans that can plug into those being used by financial institutions, Aviva has urged.

  • Carbon pricing revenues exceeded $100bn in 2023, says World Bank

    21 May 2024

    Revenues from carbon pricing exceeded $100 billion in 2023, the World Bank has found, but it warned policymakers are not moving fast enough to put a price on carbon.

  • MDBs set to increase GSSS commitments, Sustainable Fitch claims

    26 April 2024
  • World Bank releases 'game-changing' streamlined impact metrics

    11 April 2024

    The World Bank has released a new impact outcomes 'scorecard' which will be deployed across all its institutions for the first time, which was described as "game-changing" for the development bank.

  • Climate Bonds Initiative names advisory board, to consult on new climate resilience taxonomy

    29 February 2024
  • World Bank: Expect 'more and bigger' outcomes-based bonds

    09 February 2024

    Following the Bank's recent plastic waste reduction bond, Michael Bennett tells Ahren Lester that its ambitions are growing

  • World Bank issues $100m plastic waste reduction-linked bond

    26 January 2024

    The World Bank has raised $100 million from a ground-breaking outcomes-based bond that links its coupon payments to verified plastic and carbon credits generated by projects in Ghana and Indonesia.

  • COP28: Sovereign sustainability-linked finance task force launched

    05 December 2023

    Eight development banks and financial institutions have launched a technical task force to support the development and growth of the sustainability-linked finance market for sovereign issuers to achieve global climate and nature goals.

  • COP28: We need carbon markets, say Carney, Kerry and Banga

    04 December 2023

    Mark Carney and other influential figures said carbon credits are essential to combat climate change - but they discussed the need to bring integrity to the much-criticised market.

  • World Bank: 'Save' SLBs with stricter standards and scrutiny

    30 August 2023

    The World Bank said there are encouraging signs that the quality of sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) is improving, but standard-setters, external reviewers and regulators also need to up their game to support the "revival".