Mass slashes GO bond offering ... but $100m green bond bit oversubscribed. Could that be a "market signal"?

The Massachusetts AA+ green bond I mentioned last week got a lot of coverage on release this week - even the WSJ ran the story. But there was a twist: it seems the State had to scale back the total $1.1bn GO offering to $670m on tepid demand, but the green bond bit was 30% oversubscribed.

IFC does $500m green bond / Pennsylvania setting up national EE loan warehouse / Korea SWF becomes climate bonds buyer / SA green bond is 14 yrs / Reuters on need for RE bonds in EU

> The IFC on Friday issued a $500m Green Bond in the US market. Rated AAA, the three-year bonds was underwritten by JP Morgan. This is the first IFC green bond targeting US investors. All proceeds go to climate change related investments. Investors include BlackRock, TIAA-CREF, Climate Bond Standards Board member CalSTRS and the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund. The coupon is 0.5!

Climate Bond Standard launch backed by investors and NGOs; Goal to Assure Integrity of Green Claims for Investors, Governments

Climate Bond Standard released, open for business; Goal to Assure Integrity of Green Claims for Investors, Governments

LONDON TODAY – The Climate Bonds Initiative today released the final approved text of the prototype Climate Bond Standard. See http://standards.climatebonds.net/