Germany’s KfW issues largest ever USD green bond – $1.5bn! (AAAe, 1.75%, 5yr) and it’s still 1.6x oversubscribed

  Germany’s KfW issues largest ever USD green bond – $1.5bn! (AAAe, 1.75%, 5yr) and it’s still 1.6x oversubscribed In Frankfurt yesterday I met yesterday with the KFW (Germany’s development bank) Capital Markets team, who ran through their latest latest green bond in USD. A strong result. It’s a follow-up …

Bretton Woods Bulletin 1 September 2014: World Bank on gender: walking the equality talk?

Email View   The Bretton Woods Project has just published the new Bretton Woods Bulletin September 2014. WEB VERSION GENDER analysis KNOWLEDGE | news Who’s poor? New estimates led to halving of World Bank’s poverty numbers A May World Bank-led statistical operation has used a new method to estimate purchasing power …

Bretton Woods Bulletin February 2014 :

  February 2014       Please find below the highlights of the Bretton Woods Bulletin February 2014, including: A Comment piece on the World Bank’s mechanisms by Andrea Rodriguez Osuna and Astrid Puentes; An At Issue briefing on the new brics bank by Sameer Dossani; A Guest Analysis piece on the IFC’s much-criticised investment in Tata’s Assam …

World Forum on Natural Capital November 21 – 22

                16 days to go: 30+ countries so far With endorsement from the United Nations and the World Bank, the concept of natural capital accounting is rapidly becoming an essential concept to understand. If you haven’t seen it already, take a look at our …

SAI Leadership Transitions to Shared CEO Role: Starting July 2013, SAI President and Executive Director will alternate as CEO, working with new Director of Operations & Administration

SAI Leadership Transitions to Shared CEO Role Starting July 2013, SAI President and Executive Director will alternate as CEO, working with new Director of Operations & Administration SAI President Alice Tepper Marlin and Executive Director Eileen Kaufman by PLMA Live during a video interview with PLMA Live – see video …

Newnet: Turning Basin Capital Partners launches as energy-focused PE firm

20 June 2013 – Today’s Top Stories on NewNet Turning Basin Capital Partners launches as energy-focused PE firm PREMIUM Mainstream gets onshore planning consent for 450MW Scottish wind farm Ascent Solar raises $6m from Asian investor Kyocera to supply 30MW of solar across Japan’s agricultural sector CPFL buys Martifer’s Brazilian wind …

BankTrack: There’s no such thing as a “Sustainable Global Bank”

There’s no such thing as a “Sustainable Global Bank” just yet, says BankTrack “Sustainable Global Bank of the Year” Santander has invested EUR1 billion in the arms trade Friday, 14 June 2013 Press Release Santander, announced yesterday as the winner of the Financial Times and International Finance Corporation’s Sustainable Global …

Pilot Program for Climate Resilience Bulletin

Pilot Program for Climate Resilience Bulletin The seventh meeting of the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) for pilot countries and participating regions convened on 1-3 May in Washington, DC, and was hosted by the World Bank through the Climate Investment Funds (CIF). Over 70 participants attended the meeting, which …

IFC planning to issue $1bn Green Bonds p.a. / Hawaii setting up bond-funded green bank / Germany’s PNE Wind planning a €100m corporate bond

IFC planning to issue $1bn Green Bonds p.a. / Hawaii setting up bond-funded green bank / Germany’s PNE Wind planning a €100m corporate bond Posted on 21. Apr, 2013 by Sean Kidney in blog Trade Finance magazine reports that the IFC is planning to issue $1bn a year ofGreen Bonds. After talking with IFC folk in …

New Bretton Woods Update (No.85) March/April 2013 out now

Bretton Woods Update No. 85 March/April 2013   PDF version Please find below the highlights of the Bretton Woods Update No. 85(March/April 2013). BRICS challenge IFIs: Out of the frying pan into the fire?  Large middle-income countries jointly initiated alternatives to the World Bank and IMF in March, but advocates are …