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EBRD to turn half green, despite opposition from US

SRI / Green Bonds

EBRD to turn half green, despite opposition from US

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s board of directors has approved a proposal to accelerate its transition towards being a green bank, including devoting over 50% of its investments to the green economy by 2025. But it has deferred a decision on when the rest of its activities will be aligned with the Paris Agreement.

  • Markets look for EU to take the lead on green recovery

    SRI / Green Bonds

    Markets look for EU to take the lead on green recovery

    Momentum is growing for the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic to have a strong green thrust, as the UK’s mini-Budget and comments by European Central Bank president Christine Lagarde made clear this week. Capital market participants are enthusiastic about the prospect and expect it to further green the markets — but how far the drive goes will ultimately depend on politics, write Mike Turner, Jon Hay and Jasper Cox.

  • Bertrand de Mazières, EIB: 'all of us have to do more in times of crisis'

    Crisis Talk

    Bertrand de Mazières, EIB: 'all of us have to do more in times of crisis'

    Bertrand de Mazières is one of the best known and most respected figures in European debt capital markets. As director general of finance at the European Investment Bank (EIB), he oversees one of Europe’s most important bond issuers, a status not only due to the amount it issues each year, but also its role as a setter of standards and benchmarks for rest of the market — in good times and bad.