• ECB's Lagarde talks up EU common issuance of green bonds

    02 October 2023
  • Combating inflation best way to support green investments, ECB says

    20 March 2023

    The European Central Bank (ECB) has scotched a suggestion that it could introduce measures to insulate climate-themed investments from inflation, as it said ensuring price stability over the medium term is the best way to ensure inflation does not impair the energy transition.

  • ECB details corporate bond buying 'green' tilt plan

    03 February 2023

    The European Central Bank (ECB) has provided further details on how it plans to "tilt" its massive €660 billion ($724 billion) private-sector bond buying programme towards 'greener' issuers, including by maintaining purchases of green bonds on the primary markets.

  • ECB: Investment funds particularly at risk from climate change

    01 July 2021

    European investment funds are particularly at risk of harmful "repricing" as the markets adapt to climate change, the European Central Bank (ECB) has said.

  • Belgian central bank sued over 'climate failings' in bond buying programme

    13 April 2021

    The National Bank of Belgium (NBB) is being sued by ClientEarth in a 'landmark' legal action to stop the central bank from funding fossil fuel firms through its bond buying programme, amid broader pressure from the environmental law charity on the European Central Bank (ECB) 'quantitative easing' policy.

  • ECB gives green light to sustainability-linked bonds

    23 September 2020

    The European Central Bank (ECB) has announced that sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) will be eligible as collateral and for its asset purchase programmes from 2021, delivering an important boost to the nascent asset class.

  • EU recovery fund deal could boost green bond market: S&P

    24 July 2020

    A massive potential 'green' debt issuance to fund the EU coronavirus (Covid-19) recovery plan could help crowd-in further green private capital to the market, S&P Global Ratings tells Ahren Lester.

  • ECB holds about 20% of all green bonds - Lagarde

    08 June 2020

    The European Central Bank (ECB) has bought up about a fifth of the green bond market, according to its president Christine Lagarde.

  • ECB policymaker warns of green bond pitfalls

    26 February 2020

    Central banks should concentrate on correctly assessing the economic risks posed by climate change, rather than embarking on a green bond purchasing programme, a senior ECB policymaker has said.

  • Senior official warns ECB against favouring green assets

    31 December 2019

    The European Central Bank (ECB) should not favour green assets in either its bond-buying programme or its work as a regulator, according to incoming board member Isabel Schnabel.