Climate Bonds Blog

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
Posted: Dec 1, 2016


New issuance from pulp and paper leader on eve of Brazil's New Economy: Green Finance and Green Bonds event in London

Suzano Pulp & Paper has issued the very first green bond in Brazilian Real, following up on their successful USD 500m green issuance in July this year.

1st Green Bond in Brazilian Currency: Suzano Papel & Celulose, BRL1 bn (USD 294m), No2 from Suzano!
Posted: Nov 30, 2016

A week to go - places limited!

Invitation: Executive Dialogue Session: Brazil's Green Finance and Green Bonds: London Dec 8th
Posted: Nov 22, 2016

Despite the political world’s best attempts, the earth is still spinning and issuing green bonds.

Meantime, the message coming from Morocco is, now more than ever, government and private sector action will need to step up between now and COP23 in Bonn on matching NDCs with climate finance.

Onwards to the Climate Bonds target of USD 1trn in green bonds by 2020!  

Morocco & GBs, India, Sweden and Spain: China & France to work on GBs, BoC, NRW.Bank and lots of interesting gossip
Posted: Nov 18, 2016

ReNew Power Ventures has become the first entity to secure post-issuance Climate Bonds Certification, raising 5bn rupees (Rs. 500 Crore, USD 73.8m) to refinance debt for 90 megawatts of existing wind projects in Madhya Pradesh, India.

India: ReNew Power in post-issuance Climate Bonds Certification; private placement of USD 73.8m clean power green bond