Sustainable debt issuance hit all-time high in 2019

That’s according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, which says it reached record levels of $465 billion, up 78% from $261.4 billion the previous year

E.ON raises €1.5bn in bonds in first raise since innogy takeover

The energy giant has issued two bonds of €750 million each

Australia ‘must take full advantage of green finance opportunities’

A new report suggests Australia has the capability and capital to “launch a wave of green infrastructure investment” through the next decade

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Green bonds and loans market shoots to record activity

Activity soared by 26% to hit a total of $247 billion through the year

US, China and France lead international green bond market

Climate Bonds’ latest analysis suggests the booming market has room for “huge growth” into the 2020s

Green groups team up for Kenya’s low carbon buildings

A green bonds organisation and an African sustainable building group have agreed to work together to stimulate the take-up of certified low carbon buildings in Kenya. The Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) and Kenya Green Building Society (KGBS) say the buildings could be eligible for the use of proceeds of green bonds. The organisations say the […]

Green bond market sees huge growth

The green bond market has increased in size by 50% since last year. The type of bonds people are buying is also changing. According to a new report from S&P Global Ratings, water, waste and climate-adaptation bonds are becoming more popular, while less people are investing in bonds focused on renewable energy. It suggests both the public and private […]

Proposals for new green bond evaluation tool

S&P Global Ratings has launched plans for a new green bond evaluation tool. It will analyse the environmental impact of projects and initiatives financed by bonds. The ‘Green Bond Evaluation Tool’ will also identify projects that aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and manage the impact of natural catastrophes. The output would include at least three […]

Green energy firm offers bond to raise £25m

A green energy company has launched a bond  in a bid to raise £25 million to build more green energy projects in Britain. Ecotricity’s ‘ecobond three’ will offer a return of 5.5% a year to investors and 6% to its customers. The money will help finance six new green energy projects – five wind farms […]