• Climate Bonds Initiative sets up energy efficiency working group

    30 July 2012

    The Climate Bonds Initiative has set up a working group to develop criteria for the certification of energy efficiency-related bonds, and is expecting its solar working group to issue a standard within the next few months.

  • Climate bond market slowed by cheaper bank financing

    25 May 2012

    The climate bond market is ready to explode as investors are eager to participate in these transactions, but renewable energy sponsors have preferred to seek financing in the cheaper bank markets, according to a Citigroup official.

  • Climate bond market broader, deeper than assumed – HSBC

    24 May 2012

    The climate-themed bond market is "broader and deeper" than is commonly believed, according to a report from HSBC, which identifies at least $174 billion in issuance – much higher than earlier estimates.

  • IFC launches first green bond aimed at US investors

    30 April 2012

    The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has issued a $500 million green bond – the first that the multilateral has targeted at US investors.

  • EIB issues $148m climate bond

    24 April 2012

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) has issued a SEK (Swedish krona) 1 billion ($148 million) 'green' bond, in participation with two new underwriters.

  • Green Deal Finance Co eyeing billions in green bonds

    17 February 2012

    The company set up to facilitate a major UK energy efficiency programme has drawn up plans for a multi-billion pound green bond programme.

  • Green fillip needed as we enter 'age of bonds'

    31 January 2012

    We are entering "the age of bonds" as a result of current financial crisis, Sean Kidney, CEO of the Climate Bonds Initiative, told a side event at the World Economic Forum in Davos last Thursday.

  • SEB, Daiwa top environmental bond underwriting league table

    25 January 2012

    Sweden's SEB and Japan's Daiwa have been the two most active underwriters of environmental bonds issued by multilateral finance institutions, according to a new league table.

  • Elections, trade battles to pose risks to green economy this year – HSBC

    06 January 2012

    Political uncertainty and trade disputes pose the greatest risks to the green economy this year, according to analysts at HSBC.

  • Ecotricity shaves yield for second green bond

    08 November 2011

    UK renewable energy utility Ecotricity has announced the terms for its second bond issue, and is offering slightly lower rates to investors.