• Arise launches SEK1.1 bn green bond

    16 April 2014

    Wind farm developer Arise has issued an SEK 1.1 billion ($16.7 million) green bond, securitised by revenue from 10 wind farms in southern Sweden.

  • Île-de-France increases size of green bond due to strong demand

    16 April 2014

    Regional French government, Île-de-France attracted such a high level of demand for its latest green bond that it raised the target from €350 million ($483 million) to €600 million at the last minute

  • SocGen launches green bond service

    15 April 2014

    Societe Generale has today launched a 'green bond initiative' that will see it combine the expertise of its socially responsible investment and debt capital markets teams to allow it "to offer a fully-fledged service to clients".

  • 12 more banks sign up to Green Bond Principles

    14 April 2014

    Twelve banks have added their support to the recently formed Green Bond Principles (GBPs), taking the number of signatories to 25.

  • Call to strengthen Green Bond Principles

    10 April 2014

    The Green Bond Principles should be strengthened to help boost the credibility of the fledgling market, an NGO has claimed.

  • Spanish utility Iberdrola taps green bond market

    09 April 2014

    Utility Iberdrola has issued a €750 million ($1 billion) green bond – the first from a Spanish corporate.

  • SEB remains biggest green bond underwriter in first quarter of 2014

    08 April 2014

    Nordic bank SEB has maintained its position as the largest underwriter of green bonds in the first quarter of 2014.

  • Skanska is latest corporate to issue green bond

    04 April 2014

    Swedish construction firm Skanska has become the latest corporate to tap the green bond market, and has told Environmental Finance that further issues are on the cards.

  • Energy efficiency market '1.5 times bigger than renewables', report claims

    02 April 2014

    The market for energy efficiency investments is worth an estimated $365 billion, making it bigger than the equivalent spending on renewables, according to a new report.

  • Record breaking quarter for green bonds boosted by corporate issues

    01 April 2014

    The green bond market broke fresh records for issuance in the first quarter of 2014, with corporate issues nearly matching those of development banks.