HUGE pipeline of green bonds (GB) incl. EDF issues biggest USD corp GB! EIB adds $400m to its 2024 GB/ LM Group’s 1st GB ($56m) & BoE report promotes green bonds!

Exciting development this week is the strong pipeline of green bonds. We always expected Q4 to ramp up in the lead up to UN COP 21 in December so its great to see a steady stream of green bond announcements from development banks, corporates (many from India) and municipalities. Plus, Bank of England's report for Insurance sector indicates role for green bonds in financing climate resilience.

India’s 1st green corporate bond from CLP (INR6bn) + gossip / Nordic Investm Bank EUR500m / New York Env Fund $376.5m for water / Colorado State Uni $42.1m for green buildings / unlabelled climate bond for offshore wind + Ulrik Ross + more

India’s 1st green corp bond: CLP (INR6bn) / NIB EUR500m / New York Enviro Fund $376.5m / Colorado State Uni $42.1m @ClimateBonds

NWB Bank EUR1bn water – Bravo! / Swedish corps Uppsala Hem & Stångåstaden SEK500m ($59m) GBs / EIB EUR600m / Big60Million 3 certified solar retail / IREDA INR6bn ($90m) / SEB & green loans / Aligera gets review to join Stockholm Exc trading

A busy end-of-summer for the green bond market in Europe with issuance from development bank EIB, three Swedish corporate green bonds and a huge EUR1bn green bond for water from Dutch bank NWB. We are expecting this momentum to continue through September in the build up to the UN Climate Conference in Paris (UN COP21).

Wkly blog: IFC green masala bond, India’s Yes Bank 2nd green bond, largest ever green muni from Sound Transit & GBs from EBRD, AKUO Energy, Terraform Global + lots of gossip of upcoming green bonds

Development Bank green bonds

IFC issued green masala bond for INR 3.15bn ($49.4m) (5-yr, 6.15%, AAA) with proceeds used to invest in Yes bank’s domestic green bond