Reasons for hope?
On the face of it, there's plenty to be pessimistic about in the environmental markets at the moment.
Can green bonds go mainstream?
The green bond market is on the march after the first billion-dollar issuance, but what is needed for the fledgling asset class to break into the mainstream, asks Elza Holmstedt Pell
EDITORIAL: Closing the loop
When it comes to financing the shift to a low-carbon global economy, two things are axiomatic. First, it's going to cost a lot of money. Second, there's a lot of money out there, looking for profitable investments.
The green bond market comes of age
The first $1 billion environmental bond has opened the market up to a new class of investor – but the search for yield goes on. Mark Nicholls reports
State Street bets on green bonds
State Street's Chris McKnett talks to Gloria Gonzalez about how the giant asset manager sees growing interest in fixed-income ESG strategies
An environmental risk reckoning
Leading banks may be talking a good game on low-carbon lending, but a closer look at their environmental exposures tells a different story. MSCI's Matt Moscardi digs deep into the sector's environmental risk management
Environmental Bond Issue of the Year
Sun to come out for renewable project bonds?
The $850 million Topaz solar bond is being hailed as a bellwether for the renewable energy bond market. But can others follow where MidAmerican Energy has trodden? Mark Nicholls reports
The big push for green bonds
The creation of an environmental bond market has been frustratingly slow – but interest is building. Mark Nicholls reports
Eyes turn to adaptation finance
Did the Durban climate talks begin to lay the foundations for adaptation finance mechanisms, asks Dirk Forrister