EU appoints members of Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance

It consists of 35 members from civil society, academia, business and the finance sector

First $60m green bond issued in Lebanon

It will be used to promote environmentally-friendly projects and fight climate change

Fiji launches international green bond

It started trading on the London Stock Exchange this morning

‘Global organisations must pledge green bond support’

A new campaign from the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) calls for governments, businesses and councils across the world to step up green finance

Good Energy to redeem first green bond

Good Energy has announced it will redeem its first green bond, which was launched in 2013, at the end of March. The renewable energy developer and supplier will pay back investors as it says the purpose for which the money was raised will shortly be fulfilled. The news comes after the firm sold its Newton […]

Renewable bond hits the market

Renewable energy developer Atlantis has launched a five-year bond to help fund its upcoming projects. Through Abundance Investment Limited’s green peer-to-peer investment platform, the bond offer seeks to raise a minimum of £2 million and a maximum of £5 million. These proceeds will be used to accelerate the development of opportunities such as the recently […]

HSBC issues $1bn green bond

HSBC has issued a $1 billion (£750m) corporate sustainable development bond. The bank says the bond, based on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), aims to finance projects benefiting communities and the environment by improving access to education, healthcare, fresh water and sanitation. The money will also be used to increase the share of renewables […]

Barclays issues €500m green bond in ‘UK first’

Barclays has issued a €500 million (£441m) green bond claimed to be the first issued by a UK bank to fund domestic assets. The funds raised will be used to finance and refinance residential mortgages on properties in England and Wales, which are in the top 15% of the lowest carbon intensive buildings in these […]

Fiji issues first emerging market green bond

Fiji has become the first developing country in the world to issue a $50 million (£38m) green bond to fight climate change. The Pacific Island nation is seen as vulnerable to climate change, with official figures suggesting close to 20% of the region’s 10 million people could be displaced by 2050. Frank Bainimarama, Fijian Prime […]

French utility ENGIE offers €1.25bn green bond

French energy firm ENGIE has issued a green bond worth €1.25 billion (£1bn). The proceeds of the bond will be used to finance renewables, energy efficiency and research and development projects. It takes the firm’s total amount of bonds issued to €5.25 billion (£4.7bn) since 2014. It is part of ENGIE’s commitment towards a low […]