Climate Bonds Blog

Posted: Apr 21, 2016 by Andrew Whiley



What’s it all about?

Sunny side up! FlexiGroup issues first Australian green ABS. Proceeds for solar & 5bps pricing benefit for green label! And…. It’s Climate Bonds Certified!
Posted: Apr 14, 2016 by Sean Kidney



Latest news from Climate Bonds: The Marine Technical Working Group has been launched to develop eligibility criteria for low carbon and climate resilient investments in the marine sector


Launch of the Climate Bonds Marine Technical Working Group: Developing a low carbon screening tool for marine related investments; fisheries, coastal infrastructure, ports, marine energy and more!
Posted: Mar 29, 2016 by Andrew Whiley

Late last month the Geothermal Criteria, under the Climate Bonds Standard, were released into the market allowing issuers the opportunity to certify green bonds linked to geothermal assets.


Philippines power utility, AP Renewables Inc (APRI), was the first to come to market using the new criteria with their certified green bond, backed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) – more details below.


Now Available: Geothermal Criteria under the Climate Bonds Standard. First certification: ADB backed Philippines geothermal project bond from AP Renewables Inc
Posted: Mar 16, 2016 by Sean Kidney


The Climate Bonds Standard Board has now approved Low Carbon Transport eligibility criteria for use with the Climate Bonds Standard.

Update: Climate Bonds Standards for Low Carbon Transport up & running. Inaugural certified issuance from NYC’s MTA
Posted: Mar 4, 2016 by Andrew Whiley


The Big Picture

“This is a landmark transaction for the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), the Philippines, and the Asia-Pacific region in terms of both capital markets development and climate finance.”

Post COP21 climate finance in action: Philippines project bond for geothermal energy backed by Asian Development Bank: USD 225m in local currency: First Climate Bonds Certified in Asia-Pacific
Posted: Feb 11, 2016 by Andrew Whiley

The giant New York MTA issues its inaugural green bond, and it’s Climate Bonds certified!

New York MTA $500m Triple Treat of Firsts! First GB Issued by MTA! First US Muni bond Certified under CB Standard! Biggest US Certified Bond so Far!
Posted: Feb 8, 2016 by Andrew Whiley

Another step for climate finance on the sub-continent


First ever certified green bond in Asia! India’s Hero Future Energies (HFE) issues a heroic INR 3bn (USD 44m) Climate Bonds certified green bond for wind projects
Posted: Jan 21, 2016 by Andrew Whiley

SynTao Green Finance, an independent ESG risk management, research and consulting company in China, has been confirmed by the Climate Bonds Standard Board as an approved verifier.

SynTao Green Finance co-founder and CEO, Tracy Cai, said:

“As an Approved Verifier under the Climate Bonds Standard we plan to play an important role in developing confidence and trust in the growing green bond market in China.

China’s SynTao Green Finance confirmed as an Approved Climate Bonds Standard Verifier; working to grow China market
Posted: Jan 21, 2016 by Andrew Whiley

The green bonds market has developed a lot in the past year. It’s time to celebrate that!

The Climate Bonds Initiative, in partnership with the London Stock Exchange, is launching the Green Bond Awards to raise the profile of green bonds and to acknowledge global leadership in the sector. 

Reminder: Inaugural GREEN BOND AWARDS, Wed 3 Feb, 18:00-20:30pm. In partnership with the London Stock Exchange
Posted: Jan 15, 2016 by Andrew Whiley

This week, Bangladesh Bank announced a US$200 million ‘Green Transformation Fund’. Initially, the fund will focus its support on green transition of manufacturing practices in the export-oriented textiles and leather sectors. Over time the fund expects to extend to other sectors as well. Excellent stuff!

Bangladesh Bank is already a green finance – and green bond - pioneer

Central Bank of Bangladesh launches US$200m Green Transformation Fund & prepares green bond issuance – and states “these are only first small steps” of their green transition