Archive

  • Zurich completes $2bn green bond mandate

    31 August 2017

    Zurich Insurance Company has fulfilled its pledge to buy $2 billion of green bonds - some three-and-a-half years after announcing the target.

  • Green bond funds poised to break through $2bn mark

    28 July 2017

    The value of green bond funds is fast approaching the $2 billion mark after a spate of launches in the past two years, analysis by Environmental Finance has revealed.

  • GBPs issues Social Bond Principles and guidelines for sustainability bonds

    14 June 2017

    A set of Social Bond Principles (SBP) has been published to promote transparency and integrity in the growing market for 'social bonds'. Guidelines covering 'sustainability bonds' have also been issued by the Green Bond Principles (GBP).

  • Insurers' strategic responses to climate change

    11 April 2017

    The third and final part of this series of features about the insurance sector looks at group level responses to climate change. Peter Cripps reports

  • COP Blog: Cutting through the noise to make COP22 a success

    18 November 2016

    Zurich Insurance
    After the historic progress of the signing of the Paris Agreement at COP21 last December, COP22 was never going to be an opportunity to view recent successes as a 'job done'.

  • Paris targets and green infrastructure will be focus of Green Bonds conference

    08 June 2016

    A slew of recent green bonds to finance water, transport and grid connection projects highlights the growing demand for climate-friendly infrastructure.

  • Zurich commits $800m of $2bn green bond target

    05 November 2015

    Zurich Insurance has committed nearly $800 million of its landmark $2 billion target for investing in green bonds.

  • Under scrutiny: green bond impact reporting

    01 July 2015

    Issuers' reports on the environmental impact of their green bonds range from a few paragraphs on hard-to-find webpages to 80-page documents. But, given the costs and assumptions involved, some question whether more is necessarily better. Graham Cooper reports

  • World Bank sells 30-year green bond to Zurich

    20 February 2015

    The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD or World Bank) has issued a 30-year green bond exclusively for Zurich Insurance Group.

  • Investors call for green bond standards

    10 February 2015

    A group of more than 20 buyers of green bonds have called for the development of standards to help the fledgling market's rapid growth continue.