EU proposes voluntary European Green Bond Standard

It aims to set a ‘gold standard’ for how companies and public authorities can use green bonds to raise funds to finance investments and help reduce the risk of greenwashing

Romania’s first green bond backed by EBRD

It has been issued by Raiffeisen Bank Romania, which has raised €81m to finance climate and environmental projects

Green bonds issuance in emerging markets ‘to reach $100bn by 2023’

The post-pandemic recovery is expected to provide significant opportunities for green and sustainability-related projects, including renewable energy, green urban infrastructure and climate-smart agriculture

Apple to build one of America’s largest battery projects in California

The project is forecast to store enough energy to power 7,000 homes for a day

Apple’s green bonds funded a total of 17 renewable projects in 2020

Green bonds are issued to back projects that have positive environmental and climate benefits

Are green savings bonds the hidden gems in Rishi’s red Budget box?

Government-backed green bonds will reportedly allow savers to fund projects that are in line with the ‘build back better’ campaign

E.ON issues €750m green bond

The funds raised will support sustainable infrastructure and energy efficient projects

Global measures supporting green finance more than doubled since 2015

A record 79 new measures were announced or implemented in 2019

EU bank and Amundi raise €253m for green credit programme

The Green Credit Continuum programme aims to contribute to the deployment of new financing required to meet the commitments made under the Paris climate change agreement.

New global record as green bonds issuance tops $200bn

Energy is said to dominate overall use of proceeds at 33%, followed by low carbon buildings at 29% and low carbon transport at 20%