• 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.

  • State Street green bond strategy 'cornerstone of broader platform'

    26 October 2011

    State Street Global Advisors' (SSgA) recently announced "high-quality green bond strategy" is expected to be the first part of a broader environmental fixed-income platform, its head of environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing told Environmental Finance.

  • Investment giant State Street to launch green bond funds

    24 October 2011

    State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) has launched a green bond "investment strategy" and is developing funds that will use the strategy.

  • Bond markets could finance UK home retrofits

    20 September 2011

    To finance energy-saving improvements to thousands of UK homes, local authorities should band together to form a 'Green Deal warehouse' and issue bonds, a report due out tomorrow will argue.

  • Investors, advisors form Low Carbon Bond Group

    19 July 2011

    A group of investors and advisors have come together to promote the use of bond markets to finance low-carbon projects.

  • SEB bolsters green bonds team

    17 June 2011

    Swedish bank SEB, one of the pioneers of the environmental bonds market, has bulked up and formalised its sustainable products department in what its head describes as a vote of confidence in the sector.

  • Corporate green bonds in the pipeline, following flurry of issues

    09 June 2011

    Investment banks are preparing at least three sizeable corporate green bond issues, as interest in the asset class builds, while the last few weeks have seen a flurry of bonds sold by multilateral development banks.