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Fixed Income & ESG featuring the Green Bonds Europe conference

Environmental Finance is holding the Fixed Income & ESG featuring the Green Bonds Europe conference on 17 June in London. As the green market has developed, Environmental Finance has been there every step of the way, reporting and shaping the conversations to drive the market forward: They covered...

Green Finance Taskforce publishes recommendations

The Green Finance Taskforce has published its report to UK Government, with 30 recommendations aiming to unlock private finance to support the transition to a low-carbon economy. The recommendations are grouped around ten overarching themes, including: Creating a unified brand for green finance in the UK Launching a...

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...

USD 84.6 bn of green bonds in 2017, SEB Research

On 29 August, SEB released its latest Green Bond Research Report  summarising year to date development in the Green Bond space. The green bond market continues to grow rapidly, with USD 84.6 bn of issuance YTD, standing 53% higher than 2016 volumes Year-over-Year (YoY). According to the report....

IFR Asia Green Bonds Roundtable 2017, Wrap Up

IFR Asia convened a panel of specialists in Hong Kong on July 11 to discuss the progress made so far and debate the challenges ahead.  2017 YTD has been a comparatively quiet year for China’s domestic market. However, the arrival of first-time issuers from the...

Green Bond Funds Face Diversification Challenge, Fitch Report

Diversification is the main portfolio management challenge for green bond funds as issuer numbers are limited and concentrated in certain sectors, Fitch Ratings report. The size of the investible green bond universe depends on the specific definitions and characteristics of each fund, but Fitch estimate...

THOUGHTS ON CHINA’S GREEN BONDS

In a blog post on Climate Bonds, Sean Kidney discusses China's recent issuance of green bonds, as well as other news related to the green bond market. Because of the significant environmental challenges facing the country, local market definitions of 'green' differ somewhat from internally...

BANK OF CHINA ISSUES GREEN BONDS

Coming on the back of recent years' severe levels of pollution in many major Chinese cities, the Bank of China has issued $3.03bn in new green bonds. It's the largest international issuance of its kind,  and the country's environmental woes has helped drive global sales...

WWF CALLS FOR INDUSTRY STANDARDS IN GREEN BOND MARKET

A new research report commissioned by WWF and published the night before the Annual General Meeting of the Green Bond Principles, shows that the proliferation of standards, frameworks and guidelines, as well as the diversity of market practices in terms of definitions and requirements for...

KPMG green bond insights

KPMG have published a report "Gearing up for green bonds" as part of their "Sustainable Insight" series. The report highlights the rapid growth of the green bond market in recent years with outstanding issuance at an estimated $53bn as of 2014. Whilst the report is directed at issuers of green bonds...

TfL green bond issuance

Transport for London (TfL) recently issued their first green bond, a 10year at 2.125% reported by some outlets to be oversubscribed with demand a c.£600m relative to a maximum desired issuance size of £400m. The proceeds of this inaugural green bond issuance will support the objectives of TfL’s Corporate...