• On the origin of green bonds

    01 September 2023

    The principles that underpin the 'use of proceeds bond market' - and the focus on the positive use of money - can be traced back to the eighteenth century, argues Chris Wigley

  • Why financial analysis has been wrong for 100 years or more

    13 June 2022

    As well as risk and return, impact should be taken into consideration, argues Christopher J Wigley

  • Green bond comment, December: Investors in Mexico airport bond adopt brace position!

    06 December 2018

    Moody's has downgraded its Green Bond Assessment (GBA) on the $6 billion of bonds from Mexico City Airport Trust, from GB1 (the top score) to GB5 (the bottom score).

  • The growing pains of green bond funds

    31 August 2018

    A lack of size, diversification and awareness are among the main challenges facing the fledgling green bond market, a poll of fund managers has revealed. Molly Wilson reports

  • NN IP endorses dedicated green bond allocation for investors

    22 August 2017

    Dutch asset manager NN Investment Partners has called on investors to dedicate a separate part of their portfolios to exclusively buy green bonds.

  • The carbon impact of green bonds

    21 June 2017

    Mirova's Chris Wigley explains the firm's new methodology for impact measurement

  • 50 shades of green bonds - and 50 ways of assessing them

    29 December 2016

    Ratings agencies have weighed into the green bond market in the past year, adding to the raft of existing tools for assessing bonds. Where is this increasingly crowded marketplace heading, asks Peter Cripps

  • The big debate: Are green bond funds the way forward?

    08 June 2016

    As more investors look to buy green bonds, should they launch green bond funds or integrate them into mainstream portfolios?

  • Apple takes $1.5bn bite out of green bond market

    17 February 2016

    Corporate giant Apple has priced a benchmark-sized green bond, in a "tremendous boost" to the fledgling market's prospects for attracting corporate issuers.

  • Green bond funds launched in 2015 are worth nearly €600m

    14 January 2016

    2015 was big year for green bond funds, with nine new funds launched during the year, now boasting a combined value of €599 million ($651 million), according to figures compiled by Environmental Finance.