CBI’s Sean Kidney: COVID-19 could teach us how to better respond to the climate...

Join us for the latest Ethical Intelligence Podcast with Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) CEO Sean Kidney, in which we delve deep into the current...

Effective Policymaking Key To Boosting Renewable Energy, Urges EBRD

Political will is central for countries who want to grow their share of renewable energy in the energy mix, according to the European Bank...

Sysco Launches Debut Sustainability Bond

Texan foodservice distribution company Sysco this week closed its debut US$500 million Sustainability Bond, in a US$1 billion issuance comprised of 50% in 10-year 2.44% senior...

ESG Bond Issuance to Jump 24% in 2020, Says Moody’s

Green, social and sustainability bond issuance is set to climb 24% to US$400 billion this year, predicts Moody's Investors Service. In a report released...

MarketAxess Launches Green Bond Product Suite on the Back of Impressive Trading Volumes

Electronic fixed income trading platform MarketAxess, which also provides market data and post-trade services for the global fixed-income markets, has charged into the sustainable...

Lack Of Expertise Is Holding Back Blue Economy Investment

A new report from Credit Suisse released this week suggests that although interest in the sustainable Blue Economy is at an all-time high, industry...

Green Bonds Hit Record US$255bn in 2019

The global market for green bonds broke yet more records in 2019 as the biggest year for issuance yet, with volumes reaching almost US$255...

New ‘Green Assets Wallet’ Utilises Blockchain to Improve Green Bond Transparency

A new initiative from sustainable fintech innovation hub Stockholm Green Digital Finance hopes to transform the green bond market by connecting issuers to investors,...

Nasdaq Targets Greenwashing With New Sustainable Bond Network

Following the launch of its Sustainable Bonds Market back in 2015, Nasdaq has doubled down with a new investor network to improve the transparency...

A Step in the Right Direction With Green Bond Issuance From Swedish Airport Operator

The state-owned Swedavia, which operates 10 of Sweden's busiest airports, this week issued a SEK1 billion (US$105.1 million) green bond programme under the Green...

New Corporate Green Bond Hits the Baltics, Boosts Fledgling Market

Lithuania's AUGA Group, one of the largest organic food producers in Europe, is due to come to market this week with the first tranche...

PACE Provider Ygrene Completes US$315m Securitisation of Assets

California's Ygrene, a leading provider of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing, has completed a US$315 million green-certified securitisation transaction of residential and small-balance commercial PACE...

World Bank Partners with Credit Suisse on Blue Economy Bond

The 'AAA'-rated World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD rated Aaa/AAA) has issued a US$28.6 million five-year Sustainable Development Bond with the...

Australia’s TCorp Debuts Sustainability Bond

The investment and financial management partner of the New South Wales (NSW) public sector, TCorp, has issued a 1.25% five-year Sustainability Bond issue with...

Duke Realty Becomes First Industrial REIT to Issue Green Bond

Duke Realty Corporation, a logistics property REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) in the US, has closed a US$400 million green bond offering - the...

Islamic Development Bank Commits US$1bn in Green Financing, Plans Green Bond

The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), a Saudi Arabia-based multilateral development finance institution focused on islamic finance, has partnered with the European Investment Bank (EIB)...

INSIGHT: Fixed Income Focus with Pimco’s Olivia Albrecht

The world’s biggest bond manager with over US$1.7 trillion in assets under management, Pimco is one of the heavyweights of the investment world. We...

Kyoto Considers Green Bond Issuance

The Japanese city of Kyoto may follow in Tokyo's footsteps with a possible green bond issuance to finance ESG projects, according to its mayor. Speaking...

Central Banks Must Issue Green if They Want to Buy Green

This week saw good news from Sweden as its central bank committed to selling off bonds in its portfolio that had a large carbon...

Sweden’s Central Bank Rejects Carbon Contributors in Major Move

The Riksbank, Sweden's apex bank and the oldest central bank in the world, is embarking on a sale of bonds for climate reasons, rejecting...

GPIF and EBRD Launch Initiative to Promote Green and Social Bonds

Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), the world's biggest pension fund, has partnered with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to promote...

Apple Issues First European Green Bond

Apple Inc joined a booming European green bond market on Thursday with a giant €2 billion (US$2.2 billion) issuance made up of six and...

Euronext Launches New Green Bonds Offering

Euronext has created a new green bonds offering across its six regulated markets of Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Lisbon, Dublin, Oslo and Paris. The initiative,...

Corporate Success in Kenya Could Spur Green Sovereign Debut

Kenya could issue its first sovereign green bond, close on the heels of its recent debut launch into the corporate market, according to a...

The Demise of the Green Premium: CBI Data Displays Positive Performance

In its Green Bond Pricing Report for the first half of 2019 the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) claims that a majority of green bonds...

SPOTLIGHT: Could New Enel Sustainability Bond Shift Global Approach?

On September 10, 2019 Italian multinational energy group Enel, one of the biggest private electricity companies in the world, issued a single-tranche US$1.5 billion...

ADB Invests US$100m in Thai Green Bond for Wind Farm Development

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has committed to invest THB3 billion (US$99.3 million) in Energy Absolute’s debut green bond issuance, proceeds from which will...

SPOTLIGHT: How Green is Green? Teekay Tankers Debuts Debt Issuance

Bermuda-based Teekay Tankers, the largest operator of shuttle tankers in the world with a market share of 35%, has become the first Western shipping...

Nasdaq Crosses Key ESG Milestones in October

The interest in ESG and sustainable finance is growing rapidly, in particular in Europe’s northern tip, and exchange operator Nasdaq has confirmed a growing...

London Stock Exchange Introduces Sustainable Bond Market

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) has launched a number of new initiatives supporting sustainable finance. The Sustainable Bond Market (SBM) follows on from the...
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