Global green finance increased 100x in last decade

It jumped from $5.2bn in 2012 to $540.6bn in 2021

London Mayor kicks off £90m green bond plan

The programme aims to unlock more than £500 million for zero-carbon projects

Rishi Sunak hails the ‘largest’ inaugural green issuance by any sovereign

The Chancellor said the UK’s first ‘Green Gilt’ raised £10 billion for green projects

EU adopts Green Bond framework to gear up for €250bn issuance

The framework is expected to provide investors with the confidence that the funds mobilised will be allocated to green bonds and the Commission will report on the environmental impact

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