Climate Bonds Blog

Posted: Oct 5, 2016 by Andrew Whiley

“The market needs strong leadership now. 2016 will be a tell-tale year for Canada. With leadership, 2016 can be the year Canada’s green bond market really goes mainstream.”

Michelle Brownlee, Smart Prosperity


Canada: New green bond report: Slow progress, big potential: Five action points for Governments: Convert climate goals into green investment opportunities: Meanwhile….. Ontario Announces GB No3!
Posted: Oct 5, 2016 by Andrew Whiley

Bank of England Governor - and Chair of the Financial Stability Board - Mark Carney, gave a lecture below in Berlin on 22 September that was full of useful quotes relevant to the work Climate Bonds Initiative does.  

The full text of the speech is available in a PDF version, including slides


“Resolving the Climate Paradox” Address by Mark Carney BoE Gov & FSB Chair: Arthur Burns Memorial Lecture, Berlin 22 September 2016
Posted: Sep 6, 2016 by Andrew Whiley

Green finance and green bonds stories came thick and fast in the run up to the G20 Summit in Hangzhou.  Here’s the five biggest announcements you don’t want to miss.


G20 Green Finance Study Group Issues Synthesis Report

5 Big Green Bond Stories in 5 Days: G20; GFSG; China Green Finance; ChinaBond Index; France to issue green bonds
Posted: Aug 23, 2016 by Sean Kidney

US Based Sustainable Investment Specialist 

Pax World Joins Climate Bonds Initiative Partnership Program
Posted: Aug 10, 2016 by Andrew Whiley

LSX & SGX Dual Listed Green Masala: Solar & Wind Certified Climate Bond

‘Brown to Green’ Bond Deal: NTPC Balance Sheet Funds Green Projects: Giant Utility Issues USD 300m Climate Certified Masala Bond
Posted: Jul 19, 2016 by Sean Kidney

Launch of Hydropower Technical Working Group: Developing new criteria for green investment: Science based focus on climate mitigation and adaptation for hydro energy
Posted: Jul 7, 2016 by Andrew Whiley

Madrid launch of Bonds and Climate Change report, 14 July: In association with Sust4in and ICEX Spain  



Madrid Launch and Webinar, 14 July: Conferencia de Lanzamiento: Bonos y Cambio Climático, la Situación del Mercado en 2016, Plus LIVE from Madrid Webinar.
Posted: Jun 23, 2016 by Andrew Whiley

Green Infrastructure Investment Coalition: India Forum


Exposure to the new engine of the world economy

Only 7 Days to go! GIIC India Forum: Climate Infrastructure & Green Development: London Stock Exchange, 30th June. Spaces are limited.
Posted: May 6, 2016 by Sean Kidney

BDO India, Emergent Ventures India (EVI), Zhongcai Green Financing and the Carbon Trust are the latest verifiers approved to certify bonds against the Climate Bonds Standard.


What’s it all about?

2015 saw a marked increase in the geographic diversity of green bond issuances.

Four New Approved Verifiers: EVI and BDO in India, Zhongcai Green Financing from China & Carbon Trust in UK. Global growth in recognition of standards and certification.
Posted: Apr 28, 2016 by Sean Kidney

With high profile green bonds continuing to make headlines and break records in March, here’s our rundown of the big stories making waves. 


Green Bond Market Stories


March Media Digest: Green bonds trending in the South China Morning Post, Global Capital, Guardian, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and more