Financing the Global Energy Transformation: Green Bonds

Despite the positive renewable energy investment trends over the past decade, annual investments in renewable energy power alone need to double until 2050 to meet climate goals. To allocate enough capital to drive the world’s transition to a low-carbon economy, a set of financial solutions need to be developed and …

Coming Soon: India’s First Municipal Green Bond

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has announced plans to issue green bonds valued at ₹200 crore (~$31 million) in the financial year 2018-19. The proposal opens up a completely new avenue for municipal bodies in India to attract foreign funding. Indian municipal bodies have been issuing bonds earlier as well but …

BNP Paribas Launches €100m Green Bond, as Sector Confirms Record 2017 Performance

BNP Paribas Asset Management has this week launched a new €100m green bond focused on mitigating or addressing climate-related issues. The news came just days after the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) confirmed that the record 2016 green bonds total of $81.6bn has already been surpassed with $83bn in green bonds …