Kenya closes its first ever green bond

The bond has been certified as green by the UK Climate Bonds Initiative due to its expected contribution to reducing carbon emissions

World Bank launches CAD15m sustainable development bond

It is part of a campaign to raise awareness for the critical need to protect and sustain water and ocean resources

IFC raises £461m from first Canadian green bond

The proceeds of the five-year green bond will finance investments in projects including renewable energy, green buildings and energy efficiency

Swedish energy firm Vattenfall issues €500m green bond

It will support projects including renewable energy, energy efficiency as well as electrification of heat and transport

Hong Kong signs green bond pledge

It has committed to incorporate low carbon, resilient and sustainable solutions into the planning and deployment of infrastructure projects

World Bank and Japan partner for sustainable investments

It is part of a broader effort to integrate environmental, social and governance considerations when making investment decisions

Geothermal energy firm issues £40m green bond

Baseload Capital will use the proceeds from the bond to invest in geothermal projects globally

New Global Green Bond Partnership launched

It will provide technical assistance and support the development of innovative funds to mobilise investor capital

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