Climate Bonds Blog

Posted: Dec 12, 2016


“The IGCC congratulates Monash on taking this world leading step. This is an important milestone for the global green bond market and an exciting development for Australia.”

“It shows the valuable role that tertiary institutions can play in attracting private sector capital into low carbon investment in the built environment. Investors globally, are hungry for quality low carbon investment options.”

First University Climate Bond $A218m: Strong US demand: Monash leads tertiary sector: Could Australia go big on green finance and green bonds?
Posted: Dec 12, 2016


High profile backing for green bonds came in September from Bank of England Governor Mark Carney. Global media took notice.


BBC, Mark Carney: Green finance 'a major opportunity

Top green bonds media stories for Aug, Sept & Oct - BBC, Guardian, Institutional Investor, Reuters, Bloomberg, Financial Times, The Actuary and more
Posted: Dec 8, 2016


Mexico City Issues First LATAM Muni Green Bond: USD50M: Find out more at our Dec 13 Español and English: Green Bonds for Cities Webinars  



Mexico City issues 1st muni bond from Latin America! MXN 1 bn (USD 50m), 4th from Mexico!
Posted: Dec 7, 2016

The green bond stories have come in a flurry over the last 10 days. Here’s five we think you won’t want to miss. 


NY Governor Cuomo Launches USD 100m Certified Climate Bond for Affordable Housing

Five Big GB Stories You May Have Missed! San Fran & NY New GBs: Mexico and Colombia: Brazil in London & CBI Annual Conference, March 2017
Posted: Dec 7, 2016

What’s it all about?

US based NSF International is the most recent organization to be approved by the Climate Bonds Standard Advisory Board* as a Verifier under the Climate Bonds Standard.

Established in 1944 at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health, NSF is a not-for-profit organisation respected for its scientific and technical expertise.

NSF International becomes the latest Verifier under the Climate Bonds Standard!
Posted: Dec 7, 2016


La 9ème édition du Colloque annuel sur l’investissement responsable de Novethic s’est tenu jeudi dernier dans la capitale française.


La France sous les projecteurs: un acteur clé en matière de finance verte et d’investissement durable
Posted: Dec 6, 2016

Bancolombia has also become the first LATAM commercial bank to issue a green bond.

Colombia's first! COP 350bn (USD 115m) GB issued by Bancolombia: Funding for renewable energy and sustainable buildings
Posted: Dec 5, 2016

Join one of our twin webinars on December 13th for a comprehensive overview of green bonds for cities in emerging markets, with a focus on the Mexican and Latin American markets.


Webinars: Bonos Verdes para Ciudades – Financiamiento de infraestructura de ciudades en economías emergentes: español e inglés, Dic 13 

Webinars: Green Bonds for Cities: Infrastructure finance for cities in emerging economies: Español and English, Dec 13th
Posted: Dec 2, 2016

2016 is coming to an end... but it's not over just yet (!) and our Climate Bonds team will be hard at work this month just like any other.

Bali, Paris, Rotterdam, London, Mumbai & of course the leader in green bonds issuance, China - Datong City, Beijing & Hong Kong. 

Events in December: From Bali, Beijing, HK & Mumbai to Paris, Rotterdam & London!
Posted: Dec 1, 2016

As today's Novethic* annual responsible investment conference has an agenda chock full of calls to asset owners, discussions on green bonds and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we thought it was time to review some of the leading markers France has laid down in the last few years to advance green finance.


Here’s some of our favourites:

Spotlight on France: Leading on green finance and sustainable investment