• Green bond market breaks half-a-trillion-dollar barrier

    13 November 2018

    Total green bond issuance has smashed through the $500 billion barrier, marking a significant milestone for the 11-year-old market, data from Environmental Finance’s database reveals.

  • EIB and World Bank join forces to boost green bond market

    14 September 2018

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) and World Bank, issuers of the first green bonds in 2007 and 2008 respectively, plan to work together to help more companies, municipalities and other sub-national issuers bring such bonds to market.

  • EIB teams up with Piraeus Bank to support green investments in Greece

    26 March 2018

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) has joined forces with the largest Greek bank to launch a €100 million ($124 million) initiative to back energy efficiency investments.

  • $300m fund launched to combat land degradation

    13 December 2017

    Mirova, the sustainable investment arm of French bank Natixis, has formally launched the Land Degradation Neutrality Fund (LDNF) which it has been developing with the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) since 2015.

  • Climate tool for financial firms launched at COP23

    10 November 2017

    A tool designed to help share knowledge about how financial firms are integrating climate considerations into their businesses has been launched at the Bonn Climate Summit.

  • EIB and China aim to strengthen investor confidence in green bonds

    23 March 2017

    The People's Bank of China and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have launched an initiative to strengthen investor confidence in green bonds.

  • London's 'super sewer' seeks up to £400m from bond sale

    31 May 2016

    Bazalgette Tunnel, the company managing construction and financing of a 25km new sewer under the river Thames in London, aims to raise between £200 million and £400 million ($293 million - $586 million) from a sale of bonds.

  • Bank consortium provides £730m debt for UK 'smart meter' roll-out

    03 December 2015

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) and six commercial banks are providing some £730 million ($1.1 billion) in debt finance towards a £1 billion programme to install more than 7 million 'smart meters' in the UK.

  • EIB initiatives to stimulate €500m of green private investment

    16 February 2015

    Two initiatives have been launched by the European Investment Bank (EIB) that are expected to trigger more than €500 million ($570 million) in 'green' private investment.

  • EIB makes €50m equity investment in renewables fund

    09 December 2013

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) has committed €50 million ($69 million) to a fund that invests in European renewable energy.