Climate Bonds Blog

Posted: Jun 21, 2017 by Sean Kidney

打破迷思:为什么中国的绿色债券市场比你想象的更规范?

 

中国的绿色债券正在快速增长,监管框架也在随之完善

 

我们最近留意到国际市场上对于中国绿色债券质量的一些关注和疑惑。

从更广的角度看,这些疑问不局限于中国绿色债券,而是涉及到所有的绿色债券,并且早在 2008 年企业绿色债券出现时就一直存在至今。正如气候债券倡议组织一直强调的,为了确保绿色债券市场的健全发展,监管与检查的过程是必要的。

除了投资者普遍关注的绿色债券质量、风险和回报之外,对于中国绿色债券市场,投资者是否还需要担忧其他问题呢?

 

对于绿色的不同定义  这是全球市场共同面对的问题

目前,不同市场存在着不同的绿色定义。

Posted: Jun 21, 2017 by Sean Kidney

 

The world’s biggest market is growing, as are the regulatory frameworks around it. We take a closer look.

We've recently noticed that questions have been publicly raised as to the quality of Chinese green bonds.

This is in the wider context of there being questions about all green bonds – ever-present since the beginning of the corporate green bond market in 2008.

At Climate Bonds Initiative we preach that scrutiny is required in order for the market to maintain its integrity, it’s a healthy check procedure and plays a positive role in overall investment governance.

Is there anything additional to worry about with Chinese bonds beyond the usual investor considerations around quality, risk and returns?

 

Posted: Jun 14, 2017 by Louise Patzdorf

Market

Financial Times, Green Bonds need global standards, Chris Floods 

FT about risks associated with lack of mandatory global standards for green bonds: uncertainty for investors, minor concerns about greenwash and potential - slowing down the growth of the market.

Posted: Jun 14, 2017 by Louise Patzdorf

Market

Financial Times, US investors drawn to environmentally friendly green bonds, Murray Coleman

An article that touches on a number of interesting aspects of the green bond market in the US: among them the new administration in Washington and the appetite for socially responsible investments of the youngest investors.

Posted: Jun 14, 2017 by Bridget Boulle

Quarter 1 2017 Results

Quarter 1 2017 green bond issuance from France rose to USD 11.1bn while green bond issuance from the US was in second position with USD 3.1bn. 

For the first time ever the top 3 green bond underwriters in a quarter were all from France! 

Posted: Jun 14, 2017 by Katie House

Consultation period opens on newest draft criteria. Marine Renewables Criteria is the first rollout in our 2017 program

 

What are we releasing?

Posted: Jun 13, 2017 by Louise Patzdorf

 

Green Bond Proceeds - Trends & Best Practice

 

You’re invited to attend a joint Climate Bonds - Berlin Hyp Green Bonds event in Frankfurt on Wednesday 28 June, hosted by Crédit Agricole.

The day has a full agenda. It is split into morning and afternoon sessions.

Posted: Jun 9, 2017 by Bridget Boulle

 

Issuance continues to diversify, momentum grows in Mexico and Brazil, more big players from China all mark this month's Market Blog.

We’re also working on another tweak to formatting to help loyal readers keep up with the volume of issuance. It's all below. 

 

Map Reading 101: Three of these countries are not like the other ones…

Posted: Jun 8, 2017 by Andrew Whiley

Howzat! India: SEBI delivers new GB Regs: Pitched in line with international best practice: Look for the bounce in local markets.  

New guidance will provide additional certainty for issuers and investors.

We expect this to catalyse further growth in the already significant Indian green bond market.