Climate Bonds Blog

Posted: Feb 19, 2017 by Andrew Whiley

With three new certified bonds just announced, Australia is cementing its reputation of green bonds best practice. FlexiGroup’s ABS, Queensland’s sub-sovereign and Westpac’s off-shore placement all gained our attention

 

FlexiGroup Greenium on 2nd Certified Solar Securisation  

Green triple treat from Australia: Three Climate Certified GBs surface in a week!
Posted: Feb 13, 2017 by Louise Patzdorf

Halfway through February, here's some of our favourite green bond stories so far...  

 

MTA Latest USD 350m Certified Climate Bond

MTA Goes Retail Again: China Newsletter: India GB Council: Australia & Low Carbon Buildings: Brazil & LATAM Outlook
Posted: Feb 7, 2017 by Andrew Whiley

What a January! This month's market blog is bulging with all the green bond stories we’ve gathered up since the New Year. 

We look at green housing with NYHFA & Strasser, ride new passenger trains with Alpha and there’s a mountain of gossip items and quick links at the finish line.

And a late breaking story! India’s Renew Energy has just issued a USD 450m Certified Climate Bond. More below.

France & the year of sovereign green bonds: GB Debuts from Enel, Fibria, Guandong-Huaxing Bank & Hebei; plus Renew re-energised, NYSHFA, YES Bank, NWB Bank & Ontario come to market again! More Climate Bonds Certifications & more China.
Posted: Feb 4, 2017 by Sean Kidney

Behind the high profile green bond offerings of 2016, policy initiatives gathered pace.

Policy Highlights from 2016: The public policy drivers behind green finance developments: What’s on the horizon for 2017
Posted: Feb 2, 2017 by Louise Patzdorf

The second month in the 'year of sovereign green bonds' has started, and the Climate Bonds’ team is now up to speed to support 2017 global green finance developments.

From Sydney to Jakarta to Beijing and across to Brazil, here’s your chance to catch up with Sean, Rob, Justine or Bridget. 

 

February Events: Sydney, Bali, Mumbai, São Paulo & Beijing! Climate Bonds team will be in South America, Asia & Australia this month.
Posted: Jan 31, 2017 by Louise Patzdorf

January has kicked off with a stream of green finance developments and announcements stretching from Europe to

January’s Best: Swedbank Partners: Ontario Issues: Mexico Meets: Cali Treasurer Reports: Alpha Trains Roll & Our Big Standards Newsletter
Posted: Jan 30, 2017 by Andrew Whiley

A record year with green bond issuance of USD 81bn, up 92% on 2015 figures

 

 

The Trends

Climate Bonds 2016 Highlights: The big issuers: The big numbers: The trends that count and a 2017 forecast
Posted: Jan 28, 2017 by Sean Kidney

Climate Bonds convenes group of global experts to focus on standards development across waste management to underpin low-carbon investment.

 

What’s it all about?

The Climate Bonds Initiative has announced the formation of a new Waste Management Technical Working Group (TWG) to develop new sector criteria, which will stimulate investment into low-carbon waste management activities and infrastructure.

 

Launch of New Waste Management Technical Working Group: Developing new science-based criteria for green investment in waste infrastructure
Posted: Jan 26, 2017 by Sean Kidney

The 2nd edition of our Standard and Certification Newsletter features all the latest developments, certification stories and updates on the best practice green bond issuers during Q4 2016. 

New Standard & Certification Newsletter: 2016 Round Up: Global Snapshots: What's coming in 2017: TWG Updates and more!
Posted: Jan 25, 2017 by Andrew Whiley

We’ve just released Climate Bonds Standard V2.1, the most recent update to our overarching multi-sector standard. The Standard allows investors and intermediaries to easily assess the environmental integrity of green bonds so they can invest accurately on low-carbon and climate-resilient projects.

 

What’s New?

LAUNCH: Climate Bonds Standard V2.1: More options for Issuers: Expanded range of Debt Instruments: New Programmatic Certification process