Starbucks issues $1bn sustainability bond

It will help fund the company’s commitments, which include energy efficiency, renewable energy, water and waste reduction projects

Project to install heat pumps in retirement homes ‘to save 4,000 tonnes of CO2’

Rendesco says its £5.5 million crowdfunded bond has already raised £3.69m of its £5.5m target

EBRD invests €100m in Bulgarian energy bonds

The money will refinance an existing bond and help support key power sector reforms

New £1.2m bond raised to support Scottish wind farm

The money was raised in just 20 minutes of having opened to the public

First certified solar bond lands in Brazil

The bond will be used to finance distributed solar power projects across the country

Somerset community energy group launches £4m solar bond

Burnham and Weston Energy will use the money raised to pay off loans for its 9.3MW community solar farm

Nordic green bonds ‘at a record high’

Green bond issuance in Nordic nations is at a record high, despite the relatively small size of many countries in the region. A new report from the Climate Bonds Initiative shows Sweden is the sixth largest green bond issuer in the world, followed by Norway in 16th place, Denmark in 17th and Finland in 20th. […]

Investment firm launches smart meter bond fund

An investment firm has launched a smart meter bond fund, initially aiming to raise £10 million. Foresight Group claims it is the first of its kind offering for the roll out of smart meters. The funds raised will generate returns by lending to companies that own, operate and rent smart meters to energy suppliers in […]

Cheshire hydro project raises £635,000 in two days

A hydro project in Cheshire has raised a total of £635,000 in 51 hours. The 80kW Church Minshull scheme on the River Weaver is expected to generate around 305MWh of clean electricity every year. That’s enough to power around 77 homes. Developers Hydrosense Renewables and Triodos Bank, which is running the scheme’s corporate finance, said […]

New £5m Green Deal bond hits the market

The Green Deal Finance Company (GDFC) has launched a new bond offer, with the aim of raising £5 million. The sustainable finance group says money generated from its new bond will be used to accelerate the roll out of new initiatives at the company and further reduce carbon emissions. The green bond will be managed […]