Tuesday, January 16, 2018

U.S. Green Bond Market Could Hit $17B

The U.S. green-bond market could grow 6.3 percent to $17 billion this year as municipal issuance continues to outperform a sluggish corporate market, said...

UN Environment Funds $1B for Sustainable Agriculture

Rabobank and UN Environment announced today the creation of a new 1 billion dollar facility to finance sustainable agriculture using a combination of public...

U.S. Bankers Eye 20 Environmental Impact Bonds

As hurricanes Harvey and Irma raise alerts about stormwater surges and their damaging economic impact, U.S. bankers are working to structure over 20 so-called...

U.S. Needs $3.3T to Fend Off A Future Harvey, Irma

The U.S. needs 3.3 trillion by 2025 to upgrade or repair existing infrastructure and avoid negative economic impacts, according to the American Society of...

World’s Development Banks Pour $160B into Climate Finance

The world’s six largest multilateral banks have injected over $158 billion for climate finance during the past 6 years with commitments topping $27 billion...

U.S. Banks to Boost Lending in Wake of Hurricanes, Climate Impact Report

U.S. community banks plan to earn nearly $600 million by 2020 by enlarging their green energy portfolios amid rising appetite for climate-friendly loans, their...

New Zealand´s Contact Hopes Green Facility Will Cut Borrowing Costs

New Zealand’s Contact Energy hopes financing costs will drop below its current 5 percent annual average after the Climate Bonds Initiative certified its NZ$1.8...

World Moving to Raise $90 Trillion to Avert Global Warming

The world needs over $90 trillion by 2032 to build climate-resilient cities in the emerging markets and help build a low-carbon economy to more...

Repsol Hits Back at ‘Narrow Minded’ Views of Its $630M Green Bond

Spain's Repsol has defended the environmentally-friendly credentials of its EUR550 million (or $630 million at current exchange) maiden green bond, arguing that market specialists...

Apple Quiet About Green Bond’s Proceeds, On Track with Enviro Goals

Apple has declined to state how much it will invest in its environmental projects this year but is on track to build a "100...

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