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  • The big push for green bonds

    21 February 2012

    The creation of an environmental bond market has been frustratingly slow – but interest is building. Mark Nicholls reports

  • Eyes turn to adaptation finance

    05 February 2012

    Did the Durban climate talks begin to lay the foundations for adaptation finance mechanisms, asks Dirk Forrister

  • Setting the standard for climate bonds

    14 November 2011

    After more than a year in development, this month sees the launch of a novel initiative to certify the environmental claims of climate bonds. Padraig Oliver and Sean Kidney explain

  • Bringing public and private together

    22 September 2011

    There is an enormous investment opportunity in financing the transition to low-emission, climate change resilient economies in emerging markets. But public-private partnerships will be key, says Yannick Glemarec

  • Environmental Finance Personality of the Year

    26 July 2011

    WINNER: Christopher Flensborg

  • Waiting on supply

    04 April 2011

    IETA's Simone Ruiz set out one blueprint for green bonds at the recent inaugural Environmental Bonds conference in London. Mark Nicholls reports

  • Moving green bonds into the mainstream

    07 March 2011

    Environmental bonds are seen as vital in attracting the investment needed to fund a low-carbon economy. But how can they be transformed from a niche product into a mainstream investment option, asks Nick Oakes

  • Giving credit to climate risk

    05 March 2011

    Michael Wilkins is leading the effort at rating agency Standard & Poor's is to factor climate risk into credit scores – a breakthrough for the integration of environmental factors into the investment mainstream. Mark Nicholls reports

  • Bridging Europe's capital chasm

    05 March 2011

    Accenture's Justin Keeble argues that new funding models and finance sector partnerships are needed to raise €2.9 trillion of investment into Europe's low-carbon infrastructure

  • Painting the bond market green

    08 November 2010

    The emerging environmental bond market is generating keen interest – but how can this interest be translated into issuance? Charlotte Dudley reports