Market insight

  • DKB goes from green to social

    With €77 billion in assets, DKB is one of Germany's top 20 banks, and a leading lender to local authorities and social infrastructure. Armin Hermann, head of treasury, explains the reasoning behind its Social Bond Programme and the bond that won Environmental Finance's 2019 Social Bond of the Year Award.

  • Making emissions reductions strategically important

    Finding ways to manage and reduce emissions has not been on the forefront of the agendas of European industrials and utilities in the past decades – but this is starting to change. James Atkins and Marc Falguera von Niessen at emissions trading specialist Vertis, reflect on the company’s 20 years in business

  • Building green warehouses - a new frontier for Asia

    Green warehouses – which use a variety of climate-friendly approaches to reduce energy use and waste – are set to play a very significant role in both the greening of Asia's building and also in green finance.

  • Bancolombia - using green buildings for green bonds

    Bancolombia, which is Colombia's largest commercial bank, decided to focus its efforts on green buildings above other areas that it also finances, such as clean production and agribusiness.

  • Opportunity awaits - Understanding Asia's green building bond journey

    Green bond issuance should skyrocket over the next few years in the Asia-Pacific region, and this trend will be significantly driven by the construction of green buildings, according to projections from the IFC.

  • LatAm green bonds - Building Momentum

    Latin American green bond issuance has been hesitant in 2018. The green agenda is very much intact, however, and market participants expect a pick-up when market conditions improve, explains Keith Mullin.

  • Supporting new innovative climate investment

    Andrew McDowell, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank, delivered a speech at Climate-KIC's Mission Finance summit in which he outlined some shining examples of blended and innovative finance

  • Distributed Ledger Technologies are here to stay

    Blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies might be a critical tool to unlock trillions for climate action

  • Debate: Can self-reporting be effective for investors?

    Most climate and ESG data is self-reported – can this approach ever provide investors with the reliable and comparable data they need to make the best investment decisions?

  • Risky business: Why 1.5-aligned strategies are key to preserving capital

    Decision-makers with responsibility for capital need to make bold, upfront investments in innovative sustainability solutions to limit climate change. An improved understanding of physical climate risks can help make this 'strategy overhaul' happen