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  • NIB looks to Swedes for greens

    The Nordic Investment Bank issued its largest Swedish kronor environmental bond on Wednesday as demand for socially responsible investments grows in Scandinavia.

    • 04:15 PM
  • NWB and Renten set markers in euros

    Nederlandse Waterschapsbank brought some supply to the sparse long end of the SRI market on Tuesday, printing a trade that alongside Rentenbank was part of a strong re-emergence of euro supply after the summer.

    • 22 Aug 2017
  • Fannie Mae sells first green CMBS after rapid loan growth

    "Exponential" growth in energy efficient commercial mortgage lending has prompted a debut green CMBS deal from government sponsored enterprise Fannie Mae, as it looks to expand its green multifamily financing programme further into solar and other energy efficient assets.

    • 10 Aug 2017
  • Updated: NDB lays out 2017 RMB funding plans

    The Brics New Development Bank (NDB) is seeking further renminbi financing, preparing a return to the bond market for up to Rmb5bn ($746m) before the year-end, according to KV Kamath, president of NDB.

    • 10 Aug 2017
  • AIIB swipes IFC’s Hartwick

    Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will add a new member to its rapidly growing treasury team, hiring a mainstay of the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

    • 09 Aug 2017
  • Environmental risk management: a must for banks, says PBOC expert

    One of the most promising vehicles for moving the financial system on to a greener path – risk management – is gathering momentum.

    • 08 Aug 2017
  • World Bank and Mexico team up on catastrophe bonds

    The World Bank has issued $360m of catastrophe bonds that provide insurance protection for Mexico in the event of three natural disasters.

    • 04 Aug 2017
  • Anglian creates chance for flood of UK water green bonds

    Anglian Water priced the first green corporate bond in sterling since 2015 on Monday. The company’s green bond debut could herald a surge of deals from its peers, writes Nigel Owen.

    • 03 Aug 2017
  • ADB double dips for green funds

    The Asian Development Bank has picked up $1.25bn of green funding across two tranches, including its first 10 year dollar paper since January.

    • 01 Aug 2017
  • Meggle joins pocket of green buds in Schuldschein market

    Dairy producer Meggle has joined the ranks of green Schuldschein borrowers, launching a €50m triple tranche deal partly funded through green borrowing.

    • 01 Aug 2017
  • Why is sterling not so green?

    Anglian Water, priced a £250m eight year green bond on Monday. The size and tenor are unremarkable, and in a generation of sustainability and responsibility, a green bond should cause similarly few ripples. However, this was the first sterling-denominated green bond issued by a corporate borrower since 2015.

    • 01 Aug 2017
  • ADB hits screens for green dual tranche

    Asian Development Bank has picked banks for a dual tranche green bond, revisiting an area of the dollar curve for the first time since January.

    • 31 Jul 2017
  • Anglian Water brings first sterling corporate green bond for years

    Anglian Water priced a £250m eight year bond on Monday, its first green bond and the first from a UK water company since the Green Bond Principles were introduced in 2015.

    • 31 Jul 2017
  • Azure pulls off bond debut at end of tough week

    India’s Azure Power Energy made its debut in the international bond market with a dollar green transaction on Thursday. But the solar power issuer had to pay up to secure $500m in a week that caused difficulties for Indian markets.

    • 28 Jul 2017
  • Updated: Malaysia harvests green bonds under SRI sukuk framework

    Malaysia has seen the inaugural green sukuk under the Securities Commission's Sustainable & Responsible Investment (SRI) sukuk framework, highlighting the country’s efforts in meeting the growing needs of global infrastructure and green financing.

    • 28 Jul 2017
  • NRW.Bank picks banks for green return

    NRW.Bank announced on Wednesday that it will go on the road at the end of August to market its fifth green bond.

    • 26 Jul 2017
  • IFC launches first social bond in private placement format

    The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has extended its newly minted social bond programme into the private placement market. MTN bankers believe the social format could prove more popular in the private market than green bonds.

    • 25 Jul 2017
  • Green buyers stir for EIB Kanga launch

    European Investment Bank launched a lengthy climate awareness bond in Kangaroo format on Monday, as appetite grows for green issuance in the Australian dollar bond market.

    • 24 Jul 2017
  • Federal judge dismisses lawsuits against Renovate America

    A federal judge dismissed a trio of lawsuits this week accusing Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) lender Renovate America and its government bond-issuing partners of violating the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act (HOEPA).

    • 20 Jul 2017
  • Social housing Reit brings IPO despite worries on state support

    In the UK’s lively market for real estate investment trust (Reit) and other fund listings, yet another deal was launched on Thursday. Triple Point Social Housing Reit hopes to raise up to £200m, joining the niche of social housing Reits, which has been growing fast — even though experts are worried government budget cuts could hit the sector’s finances.

    • 20 Jul 2017

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  • China shows leadership in global green finance push

    Green finance in China, particularly the domestic green bond market, has taken off this year, in part to the strong policy support from the Chinese government. At a roundtable in early September, GlobalCapital and some of the market’s leading figures discussed the recent developments in China, including incentive schemes and whether the government’s top-down approach to green financing can be replicated by the rest of the world.

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Global Green Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Credit Agricole CIB 4,528.50 29 7.40%
2 HSBC 3,577.46 28 5.84%
3 BNP Paribas 3,499.78 22 5.72%
4 JPMorgan 3,293.77 24 5.38%
5 Citi 3,237.66 17 5.29%