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  • Banks financing high carbon companies risk ruin, report warns

    Shareholders and bondholders should pressurise banks to clean up their acts on climate change, sustainable finance experts said this week.

    • 23 Feb 2017
  • CDC EUR500m 0.2% Mar 22 green bond

    • 23 Feb 2017
  • Bank of England to grill banks on climate risks

    The Bank of England plans to start later this year examining more closely the banking sector’s exposure to risk from climate change. That means banks will have to start telling the regulator more about the risks they face and how they manage them.

    • 23 Feb 2017
  • Quebec takes orders for debut green bond

    The Province of Quebec is set to follow its neighbour Ontario into green bond issuance, opening books for the inaugural bond on Thursday.

    • 23 Feb 2017
  • Green credentials aid CDC’s debut

    Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC) picked a tricky week for its first euro syndication in many years but, thanks to the deal’s green aspect, the trade went off without a hitch.

    • 22 Feb 2017
  • Quebec hits road for debut green bond

    The Province of Quebec is set to follow its neighbour Ontario into green bond issuance, after hiring banks to run a roadshow for a potential deal in its home currency.

    • 22 Feb 2017
  • Green mortgages can grow without regulatory help

    Proponents of “green mortgage loans”, lent against energy efficient homes, argue they are less likely to default and deserve a lower risk weighting than conventional mortgage lending. But it’s a long shot, and there are plenty of other ways to promote the market.

    • 21 Feb 2017
  • Renovate America, Greenworks partner for commercial PACE financing

    Residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) platform Renovate America is teaming up with commercial PACE finance firm Greenworks Lending to expand in commercial PACE lending.

    • 13 Feb 2017
  • SSAs lining up sustainability bonds

    The pipeline of environmental and social governance bonds is filling up with European public sector borrowers. Two are set to put on green bond roadshows in the weeks to come while a third is planning its social bond debut this year.

    • 09 Feb 2017
  • Madrid to go social in 2017

    The Autonomous Community of Madrid intends to become the first Spanish region to issue a bond for the socially responsible investment market.

    • 09 Feb 2017
  • India targets green bond development

    The Indian Green Bonds Market Development Council, a public-private initiative, launched its 2017 programme on Tuesday to build the country's green debt market to meet national climate objectives.

    • 08 Feb 2017
  • Neerg Energy powers up green bond with unique structure

    India’s Neerg Energy sold a $475m green bond on Monday — the second green dollar transaction from Asia this year. The deal introduced a new structure to the market, but investors’ concerns were allayed by the issuer’s robust credit story.

    • 07 Feb 2017
  • Climate impacts are here, get ready for 3C warming, warns Cicero

    Cicero, the climate research institute at Oslo University, has produced a report to help investors work out where they face risks from climate change, with red, orange and yellow flags for the severity and immediacy of threats.

    • 03 Feb 2017
  • High hopes as EU starts green finance push

    Green finance leaders are hoping the European Union will come up with concrete initiatives to help the market, after its new official body on the subject met for the first time last week.

    • 02 Feb 2017
  • Call for Green Bond Principles to clarify eligible assets

    The Green Bond Principles could be adapted to include clarification on the types of assets eligible for financing from the market, according to a sustainability consultant at Vigeo Eiris. The topic has grown in importance after France’s debut sovereign green bond last week included intangible assets among its use of proceeds.

    • 02 Feb 2017
  • CDC to hit road for debut green bond

    French agency Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations is set to follow its sovereign by bringing a debut green bond syndication in 2017, after hiring banks on Thursday to run a roadshow for the potential trade.

    • 02 Feb 2017
  • Land NRW lines up sustainability bond

    The State of North Rhine-Westphalia announced on Monday that it will hold a roadshow for its third sustainability bond.

    • 30 Jan 2017
  • France sets new green standard as Trump threatens market future

    A record breaking green bond debut from France rained €7bn of liquidity over an investor base parched of sovereign supply in the format, bringing new promise to the sector. But while other governments will be encouraged into the market, some worry that US president Donald Trump could stunt the market's growth, writes Craig McGlashan.

    • 26 Jan 2017
  • France EUR7bn 1.75% Jun 39 green

    • 26 Jan 2017
  • Trump ‘could hurt green bond growth’

    Donald Trump’s policies could potentially damage the growth of the green bond market, funding officials have warned, as the new US president pursues an agenda focused on industry and manufacturing rather than environmental issues.

    • 26 Jan 2017

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Global Green Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 22 Feb 2017
1 BNP Paribas 1,624.48 5 9.87%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 1,578.44 5 9.59%
3 Natixis 1,533.59 4 9.32%
4 Barclays 1,435.28 3 8.72%
5 Morgan Stanley 1,400.68 3 8.51%