‘Explosion of needs’ raises humanitarian financing questions

Changes in the way aid is provided to victims of conflict mean a new form of funding is required — from private-sector investors — according to Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The capital markets are likely to play a key part in these efforts.

  • By Jasper Cox
  • 19 Nov 2019

Back in 2017, the ICRC raised Sfr26m ($26.2m) through a “Humanitarian Impact Bond” in order to provide services for people with physical disabilities in Africa. It was a private placement co-sponsored by Bank Lombard Odier.

Five years after issuance, a group of governments and La Caixa Foundation will ...

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Global Green Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
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1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 13.54 58 6.89%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 10.85 65 5.52%
3 BNP Paribas 10.27 65 5.23%
4 HSBC 10.18 73 5.18%
5 JPMorgan 9.08 60 4.62%