September 2017

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Green bonds are expected to reach more than $130 billion in 2017

Bloomberg New Energy Finance published its most recent analysis and revealed that green bonds issuance is set to reach $134.9 billion by the end of 2017, a new record so far. Year to date, green bonds issuance has been $96 billion and another $39 billion...

Towards A Green Finance Framework, New EBF Report

Under the title, Towards a Green Finance Framework, the European Banking Federation published a report that assesses the role of the banking sector in the context of the discussion on green finance on September 28. The EBF report focuses on the technical, legal and regulatory...

Australia Launches its First Live Impact Investing Database, Innovation

As reported last week, the so-called Current Deals Library was launched Monday by the Impact Investing Hub, offering a public website listing live impact investment opportunities for potential investees. The site collates basic information about current deals in the impact investing ecosystem, outlining the forecast financial return and social...

Growing Green Finance, By TheCityUK & Imperial College

A new report from TheCityUK and Imperial College Business School makes the case for the UK to better seize the opportunities presented by its position as a leading centre for green finance. It argues that the sector should become an integral part of mainstream financial...

Barclays launches a retail ‘impact investing’ fund

Barclays announced the launch of its Multi-Impact Growth Fund, offering retail and institutional investors the opportunity to generate long-term capital growth, whilst, the bank emphasizes, making a positive contribution to society The Multi-Impact Growth Fund invests primarily in specialist third-party funds, which have been identified and...

Growing Investor Appetite for Low Carbon Related Investments, HSBC Research

New research commissioned by HSBC shows that 68% of global investors intend to increase their low-carbon related investments to accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy. Growing investor appetite for low carbon investments is strongest in Europe (97%), the Americas (85%) and Asia (68%)....

Finance Matters Interviews Daniel Godfrey from The People’s Trust

Bio Daniel Godfrey has led both the IA and the AIC. He founded The Investor Forum, which to promote long-termism among asset managers, asset owners and companies. He is an NED of Moneybox, an app that enables people to round-up their digital spare change into an...

China Boosts Global Green Efforts with UK-China Taskforce

China will promote cross-border green bond flows and green finance investment as part of efforts to fulfill its commitment to ensure sustainable growth it was reported last week. Chen Yulu, deputy governor of the People's Bank of China, was quoted saying the nation will stay...

SSE issues largest ever green bond by UK firm

The green finance market has been buoyed by news that British energy company SSE has issued the biggest ever green bond by a UK company. The bond will provide capital to be used to refinance SSE’s portfolio of onshore wind farms. The €600m bond provides capital...