Green bonds surpass $100bn milestone in first half of 2019

Climate Bonds expects the impact of the EU’s Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance will help open the 2020s path toward the first trillion in annual green finance investment

Swedbank joins Climate Bonds programme

SwedBank has become the latest organisation to join the Climate Bonds Partner Programme. It is part of the bank’s commitment to green bonds as a way to help realise the transition to a low carbon economy. It joins other organisations, including Barclays, EY, London Stock Exchange, RBC and Standard Chartered. The initiative supports the growing […]

Billions worth of climate bonds available worldwide

The global climate-aligned bonds market is worth $694 billion (£527.2bn). That’s an increase of $96 billion (£72.9bn) compared to last year, according to a report by the Climate Bonds Initiative commissioned by HSBC. It quantifies bonds that are being used to finance low carbon and climate resilient infrastructure. The report found more than 3,500 bonds […]

London Stock Exchange joins Climate Bonds initiative

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has become the first organisation of its kind to join the Climate Bonds Partnership Programme. The initiative supports the growing green and climate bonds market, with partners getting access to detailed data on bond issuance, market insights and opportunities to collaborate on government lobbying and investor education. It aims to […]

EY becomes Climate Bonds Partner

Global services firm EY has become a Climate Bonds Partner. It is part of the Climate Bonds Initiative which is an investor-focused not-for-profit scheme promoting large-scale investment in the low carbon economy. Climate Bonds Partners assist in developing initiatives which help increase investment and help tackle climate change. Matthew Bell, Oceania Leader, Climate Change and Sustainability Services at […]

Global climate bonds ‘reach $600bn in 2015’

The global climate bonds market is now worth nearly $600 billion (£390bn). That’s a 20% increase from last year, according to the Climate Bonds Initiative. Its latest report shows the global flows of bond finance toward climate solutions. These flows are estimated by sizing the unlabelled climate-aligned bond market and the labelled green bond market. […]