• Bain is first company to make VCMI credit claim

    27 February 2024

    Management consultancy Bain & Company become the first organisation to make the highest-level of carbon integrity claim under the Voluntary Carbon Market Integrity Initiative (VCMI) claims code.

  • Biodiversity funds top $1 billion for first time

    27 February 2024

    Biodiversity fund assets topped $1 billion for the first time in 2023, but the majority of funds in the universe remain small.

  • Tanzanian water authority issues 'historic' green bond

    26 February 2024

    Tanga Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Authority (Tanga UWASA) has issued a TZS53.1 billion ($21 million) 'water green bond,' which is believed to be the first municipal agency sustainable bond issuance in East Africa

  • Switzerland encouraged to use debt-for-nature swaps

    23 February 2024

    The Swiss government has been encouraged to help scale up private investment in biodiversity, either through providing first-loss capital or developing debt-for-nature swaps.

  • BlackRock and Temasek's JV leads $150m funding round for thermal battery business

    22 February 2024

    BlackRock and Temasek joint-venture, Decarbonization Partners, has led a $150 million Series B funding round for Antora Energy.

  • AFII: PPC target 'turnaround' shows 'strength of SLBs'

    22 February 2024

    Greece's Public Power Corporation (PPC) is on "back on track" to meet its next sustainability-linked bond (SLB) target, despite missing an earlier one - which the Anthropocene Fixed Income Institute (AFII) said shows the positive incentive that the performance-based instrument provides issuers.

  • Nest selects LOIM to build £5bn 'thematic equity' fund

    21 February 2024

    Lombard Odier Investment Managers (LOIM) has been appointed to manage a "thematic equity mandate" that will be a default investment of rapidly growing UK pension fund Nest.

  • Levelling up agenda to help UK local government pensions to invest in biodiversity, says Mercer

    21 February 2024

    Local government pension schemes are looking for biodiversity investment opportunities, Mercer has said, but warned other pension schemes might face difficulties in finding suitable investments.

  • S&P: US REIT green bond issuance plummets in 2023

    21 February 2024

    Green bond issuance by US real estate investment trusts (REITs) plummeted to just 3.6% of the market in 2023, down from around 18% in both 2022 and 2021.

  • Partially liquid structures win over pension funds on renewables

    20 February 2024

    'Semi-liquid' fund structures could help UK-based pension funds allocate more capital to renewables developments, Schroders Greencoat has claimed.