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  • KBN USD500m 1.375% Oct 20 green bond

    • 20 Oct 2016
  • Green market in bloom as Nordics price tight

    A pair of Nordic public sector borrowers showed the strength of green bond market, printing a pair of well received trades, both of which were priced inside the issuers’ conventional bond curves.

    • 20 Oct 2016
  • Kommunalbanken squeezes price on green bond

    Kommunalbanken printed its third ever green bond on Wednesday, using the "extra selling point" of the green factor to pull in an impressive book for the four year deal and pricing it through its curve.

    • 19 Oct 2016
  • Kommuninvest feeds biggest portion of greens to hungry Swedes

    Kommuninvest issued on Wednesday the largest ever green bond in Swedish kronor. The note offered a negative yield, and was still over 2.6 times subscribed. It was a fantastic example, the leads said, of a strong name issuing in a starved market.

    • 19 Oct 2016
  • Kommunalbanken back in green for fours

    Kommunalbanken, the Norwegian agency, has selected three banks for a Reg S/144A green bond.

    • 18 Oct 2016
  • Modern Land pioneers with first Chinese HY green bond

    Modern Land (China) Co ventured out with its maiden green bond on Thursday. It not only achieved the largest size for its dollar bonds to date, but also paved the way for the country’s property developers to come to the international green debt market.

    • 14 Oct 2016
  • Green Climate Fund picks new leader as pressure to lend grows

    The Green Climate Fund, set up by the United Nations as a channel for money to help developing countries fight and cope with climate change, has chosen a new executive director.

    • 13 Oct 2016
  • Asian borrowers storm debt market

    A diverse group of issuers forged ahead with their respective fundraisings on Thursday, seeking everything from dollars to Singapore dollars and green debt.

    • 13 Oct 2016
  • SRI funds and EBRD make Georgia’s first wind farm fly

    Three European socially responsible investment (SRI) funds have participated in a $22m loan, backed by the EBRD, to build Georgia’s first wind farm.

    • 12 Oct 2016
  • Green finance tests limits with controversial issuers

    The green bond market is well on its way towards $100bn of issuance this year but for the market to maximise its potential, it will need fully developed and widely accepted industry standards, said experts including the World Wildlife Fund. Meanwhile, sovereign issuers are on their way.

    • 06 Oct 2016
  • Nigerian finance minister slams ‘hypocrisy’ in climate finance

    Kemi Adeosun, the finance minister of Nigeria, has attacked the “hypocrisy” of Western governments in stopping developing countries accessing development bank finance for coal power.

    • 06 Oct 2016
  • Paris Agreement to prove boon for green market development

    Hannele Pokka, the Finnish minister for the environment said, in an exclusive interview with GlobalCapital, that she believes the ratification of the Paris Agreement, the first ever universal, legally binding climate accord struck in 2015, will spur on the green bond market’s development.

    • 06 Oct 2016
  • SNCF Réseau picks banks for green debut

    Just a week after its first dollar denominated benchmark, SNCF Réseau has announced that it will issue its first green bond.

    • 05 Oct 2016
  • Kommuninvest to break green krona size record

    Kommuninvest has selected banks for a bond expected to break the size record for green bonds denominated in Swedish krona.

    • 04 Oct 2016
  • Rating agencies arrive at last

    With Standard & Poor’s now poised to follow Moody’s arrival this spring, the rating agencies are scrambling to carve out a space for themselves in a green bond market that is used to relying on other sources of independent opinion and verification, reports Julian Lewis.

    • 30 Sep 2016
  • The race is on: go green or get hot

    The Paris Agreement has set the direction for action to ward off devastating climate change. That should mean investment capital now knows where to go. But big political risks remain: the US might back out, governments could drag their feet. Finance is on the starting blocks — it just needs the track laid out in front of it. Jon Hay reports.

    • 30 Sep 2016
  • France prepares feast of green OATs

    In a week of firsts for the green bond market the Agence France Trésor (AFT) has outlined to GlobalCapital its plan to issue a bond next year in the hitherto untapped sovereign green bond market. Lewis McLellan and Craig McGlashan report.

    • 29 Sep 2016
  • EIB prints longest ever green bond

    The European Investment Bank has pushed the green bond curve out to the unprecedented length of 21 years with a new issue on Wednesday.

    • 28 Sep 2016
  • BlackRock: climate risk is real for all investors

    Heads turned in the investment world early in September, when BlackRock published a 15 page think piece on ‘Adapting Portfolios to Climate Change’. In fact, it could be a turning point. If the world’s largest asset manager is taking climate change seriously, other mainstream firms, especially in the US, now have little excuse for ignoring it. Ewen Cameron Watt, senior director at the BlackRock Investment Institute, spoke to Jon Hay about why all investors need to be climate-aware.

    • 28 Sep 2016
  • MuniFin enters ever evolving green market

    Municipality Finance has made its long awaited entrance into the green bond market with a dollar five year on the same day that a new green exchange launched.

    • 27 Sep 2016

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Global Green Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 19 Oct 2016
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 4,324.64 23 7.66%
2 JPMorgan 3,302.56 19 5.85%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 3,252.94 28 5.76%
4 SEB 2,586.50 24 4.58%
5 China International Capital Corp Ltd 2,274.38 5 4.03%