Ambienta exceeds €300m target for second environmental fund
Ambienta, an Italian private equity firm, has closed its second environmental technology fund, having raised €323.5 million ($405 million).
Investors and issuers pledge to expand green bonds market
A group of institutional investors, with more than $2 trillion in assets under management, has pledged to work "to grow a large and robust [green bond] market that makes a real contribution to addressing climate change".
Barclays promises £1bn to green bond market by next year
Barclays has pledged to invest at least £1 billion ($1.3 billion) in the green bond market, in order to help it develop.
Bond investors ponder fifty shades of green
Recent green bond issues have attracted mainstream as well as committed 'socially responsible' investors. But their views on what qualifies as 'green' can differ dramatically, as Graham Cooper reports
KfW makes debut in green bond market with record €1.5bn issue
German development bank KfW has issued its first green bond – a €1.5 billion ($2.0 billion) offering which it claims is the largest ever single issue.
Zurich doubles green bond commitment to $2bn
Zurich Insurance Group has doubled – to $2 billion – its commitment to buy green bonds, in a move that will see it expand its mandate to include issues denominated in European currencies.
$5trn investor group pushes for sustainability action
There is a "moral, financial and economic case for action" from the investment community to deal with environmental risks that intersect with financial markets, a report published by 11 major investors has claimed.
First World Bank euro-denominated green bond raises €550m
The World Bank has issued its first benchmark sized green bond denominated in euros, in a "landmark" transaction that will help the European market scale up.
A watershed year
It has been a landmark year for the fledgling green bond market, which was buoyed by unprecedented growth in 2013. But can it continue, asks Peter Cripps
Looking back at 2013
Stranded assets, retroactive subsidy cuts and backloading were among the themes that dominated the markets in 2013. Peter Cripps looks back on some of the highs and lows of the past 12 months.