• Green bonds: of indexes, verifiers and the pursuit of standards

    13 November 2014

    The question of what is green continues to haunt the green bond market, says Peter Cripps

  • The rise of the green bond index

    06 November 2014

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays/MSCI and Standard & Poor's have started green bond indexes. What impact will they have on the fledgling market, ask Sophie Robinson-Tillett and Peter Cripps

  • Calvert Green Bond Fund – one year on

    03 November 2014

    On the first anniversary of the launch of the Calvert Green Bond Fund, its managers are pleased with its performance but are frustrated by an unrealised opportunity to roll out more green mortgage-backed securities.

  • Profile of Hannon Armstrong: A sustainable yield

    06 October 2014

    With its equity raisings, REIT structure and asset-backed securitisations, Hannon Armstrong is at the cutting edge of financing the transition to a low-carbon economy in the US. Its CEO Jeffrey Eckel tells Peter Cripps why mainstream investors are increasingly embracing its formula of sustainability and strong yields

  • Bond investors ponder fifty shades of green

    12 August 2014

    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

  • Green Bonds: an investor's perspective

    05 August 2014

    As green bonds catch the eye of mainstream investors, Jupiter's Rhys Petheram gives his views on the emerging asset class – and how rating agencies could step up their work in this space to help define what is green.

  • Green bonds reach the tipping point

    22 July 2014

    A surge of corporate issues is supporting a bullish mood in the environmental bond market, says Graham Cooper

  • How Zurich will double its commitment to green bonds

    15 July 2014

    As part of plans to invest an additional $1 billion in green bonds, Zurich has adopted a new management strategy. Manuel Lewin tells Sophie Robinson-Tillett.

  • Seeing the green bonds for the trees

    11 July 2014

    With the green bond market experiencing rapid growth, a new type of 'REDD+ bond' that supports sustainable forestry and agriculture has been proposed. Rupert Edwards and Gloria Gonzalez explain

  • Is GDF's green bond issue really green?

    03 July 2014

    The proceeds of GDF Suez's €2.5 billion green bond will help finance a Brazilian dam that Ryan Brightwell and Zachary Hurwitz argue will damage the environment