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  • IIGCC joins Climate Bond Standards board

    14 January 2014

    The Institutional Investor Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) has added its weight to an initiative to agree standards for the rapidly growing green bonds market.

  • Banks back new transparency guidelines for green bond market

    13 January 2014

    A coalition of 13 major investment banks has backed a set of voluntary principles intended to encourage transparency and integrity in the fast-growing green bonds market.

  • EIB issues first green bond in Swiss Francs

    10 January 2014

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) has issued its first green bond of 2014, with its first Climate Awareness Bond (CAB) denominated in Swiss Francs.

  • 2014 to 'mark beginnings of new climate change agenda' – HSBC

    06 January 2014

    Pressure to cut investment in new coal assets will grow, and the march of the green bond market will continue in 2014, as the "beginnings of a new climate agenda" emerge, analysts at HSBC have forecast.

  • EIB's Knowles joins CBI panel

    20 December 2013

    Christopher Knowles, head of the European Investment Bank's environment division, has joined the advisory panel at NGO the Climate Bonds Initiative.

  • Swedish pension fund invests SEK2bn to reduce fossil fuel exposure

    10 December 2013

    One of Sweden's largest pension funds has invested SEK2 billion ($307 million) in a fund to lower its exposure to fossil fuels, and will ramp up its investment in low-carbon equity strategies to SEK6 billion by the end of the year.

  • BlackRock, CalSTRS snap up BoA's $500m green bond

    22 November 2013

    BlackRock, California State Teachers' Retirement System and TIAA-CREF were among the investors in Bank of America's first-ever green bond.

  • EDF issues record-breaking €1.4bn green bond

    21 November 2013

    Energy giant EDF has issued the biggest-ever green bond, raising €1.4 billion ($1.9 billion) to fund renewable energy projects in a transaction that was twice oversubscribed.

  • SolarCity's $54m bond gets BBB+ preliminary rating from S&P

    14 November 2013

    SolarCity's planned $54 million bond issue has been given a low investment-grade preliminary rating by Standard & Poor's.

  • IFC issues second $1bn green bond of 2013

    06 November 2013

    The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has launched its second $1 billion green bond of 2013, and called on other development banks to follow it with more 'benchmark' issues.