Climate Bonds Blog

Posted: Jan 11, 2022 by Leena Fatin

$200bn marks a solid best practice platform as Climate Bonds Standard sets to expand its reach into heavy industry 

Cumulative issuance under the Climate Bonds Standard passed USD200bn in late 2021, establishing a new milestone for international best practice in green investment.

Certified Green Issuance Reaches $200bn - Expansion of Climate Bonds Standard in 2022 – Basic Chemicals, Cement, Steel in pipeline
Posted: Dec 16, 2021 by Gabriel Carhart

Last Thursday the EU Taxonomy Regulation became law when its final review period expired. It now sets the criteria for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation objectives in more than 60 economic activities.

This is an incredibly important milestone in the development of a regulatory environment that will help mobilize capital for climate action.

Taxonomy Delegated Act clears Council of the EU: An important step for European and global sustainable finance!
Posted: Dec 2, 2021 by Leticia Braga

 

From Mexico to China to Thailand: we are starting to speak at physical events, but most of them remain online.
 

December Events: FSMX Finanzas Sostenibles México, ASIFMA Indian Capital Markets Week, Launch of Thailand GIIO Report 2021
Posted: Nov 23, 2021 by Liam Jones

It’s nearly two weeks since COP26 finished and the dust is settling.

It’s clear that the most important development from COP was the launch of the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net-Zero (GFANZ), representing 450 organisations with some USD130 trillion of assets under management. 40% global assets are now committed to the transition. For a sense of scale, global GDP last year was USD85 trillion.

The lesson from COP26: finance is now driving global change
Posted: Nov 8, 2021 by Leena Fatin

12 brilliant news stories from COP26, to give you hope: central banks, big investors, real funding, ISSB and glorious Ithaca!
 

  1. The launch of the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) was described as a “watershed moment and gamechanger” by NGFS (Network of Central Banks and Supervisors for Greening the Financial System) Chair Frank Elderson. 

GFANZ’s 450 members represent USD130trn assets. 40% global assets are now committed to the transition. GFANZ’s statements affirm that investor appetite is sky-high and the money is available for net zero. 

12 brilliant news stories from COP26, to give you hope: central banks, big investors, real funding, ISSB and glorious Ithaca!
Posted: Nov 3, 2021 by Leena Fatin

COP26: Larry Fink criticises greenwashing; ADB to buy-and-retire coal plants; methane pledge, green steel​

We’re at COP26 (surprise!). Some highlights so far:

Larry Fink, CEO of Blackrock, called for a new business model for the energy transition at the Green Horizon Summit. Fink criticised oil and gas companies selling off their most polluting assets as greenwashing and implored investors to work with these companies to manage the decline of oil and gas assets.

COP26: Larry Fink criticises greenwashing; ADB to buy-and-retire coal plants; huge pledge to cut methane reinforces IEA’s no-gas stance; steel going green
Posted: Nov 3, 2021 by Mariana Caminha

 

  

 

 

 

From Glascow to Guatemala to New Zealand: we're still online most of the time (but some of us managed to be at COP26 in person!)
 

November Online Events: COP26, Bloomberg Sustainable Bond Event, Latam Green Virtual Summit, Guatemala Stock Exchange and more!
Posted: Nov 3, 2021 by Leena Fatin

Find us at COP26 in Glasgow
Posted: Nov 2, 2021 by Leena Fatin

September the greatest ever month for labelled issuance as COP summit beckons

The approach to COP26 entails a reimagination of the future for stakeholders across all sectors and nations. This defining moment in climate history has given fresh impetus to sustainable debt markets with Q3 witnessing a new record annual figure for labelled debt, months before the year’s end.

2021 Already a Record Year for Green Finance with over $350bn Issued!
Posted: Nov 1, 2021 by Leena Fatin

Huge oversubscription for UK & EU green bonds underlines the strength of investor demand

The last two months have seen two incredible green sovereign level debut bonds:

COP26 Briefing: Sovereign Green Bond issuance takes off! Start of a long boom