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 …

China’s Trina Solar goes for a convertible solar bond: US$100m, 5yr, 4% coupon. It’s a challenging market environment for solar but the bonds keep coming.

China’s Trina Solar is issuing US$100m of convertible bonds with 5-year tenor and 4% annual coupon, with semi-annual payments. An extra US$15m could be raised, as Trina has given the underwriters a 1-month window to buy additional bonds. Guess they are waiting to gauge demand. Underwriters are Deutsche Bank, Barclays, and Credit Suisse, with Roth Capital Partners as …

Investor Statement re: Green Bonds & Climate Bonds

UN CLIMATE SUMMIT 23 SEPTEMBER 2014 We, the undersigned signatories to this statement, represent asset owners, investment managers and individual funds managing a combined Two Trillion Dollars of assets. We are substantial investors in the $100 trillion  global bond market. We understand: That climate change poses a significant risk to …

New report reveals a $502.6 billion climate-themed bond universe

New report reveals a $502.6 billion climate-themed bond universe   LONDON, 17 July 2014 – The Climate Bonds Initiative today launches its 2014 market sizing report “Bonds and Climate Change: the state of the market in 2014”. The report was commissioned by the HSBC Climate Change Centre of Excellence. The …

RGS Energy: Troubling Inconsistencies

By Garvin Jabusch, cofounder and chief investment officer of Green Alpha® Advisors, LLC   RGS Energy: Troubling Inconsistencies Posted: 08 Jul 2014 04:47 PM PDT Garvin Jabusch About three weeks ago, I posted a piece called “RGS Energy, Tempered, Opportunistic Growth,” an optimistic bit of coverage on one of our holdings,  (RGSE), …

AltEnergyStocks.com: RGS Energy: Troubling Inconsistencies

  RGS Energy: Troubling Inconsistencies Posted: 08 Jul 2014 04:47 PM PDT Garvin Jabusch About three weeks ago, I posted a piece called “RGS Energy, Tempered, Opportunistic Growth,” an optimistic bit of coverage on one of our holdings,  (RGSE), that included an 18-month price target of $10.00 per share. Since …

‘Q1 roundup 2/3: Underwriter league table for Q1 – SEB out in front followed closely by, Morgan Stanley, Credit Agricole and DB’

Climate Bonds has posted a new item, ‘Q1 roundup 2/3: Underwriter league table for Q1 – SEB out in front followed closely by, Morgan Stanley, Credit Agricole and DB‘ By Bridget Boulle As part of our Q1 roundup, here is the league table of the largest underwriters in 2014 so …

‘Record-breaking Q1: $9bn labelled green bonds issued, new issuers, new currencies and finally an index!’

 ‘Record-breaking Q1: $9bn labelled green bonds issued, new issuers, new currencies and finally an index!‘ By Bridget Boulle It’s been another ground breaking quarter for green bonds – the biggest yet with just under USD9bn issued ($8.997bn). It seems our initial estimate of $20bn for the year will be met …

Invitation to Webinar on Bonds & Climate Change rpt, Wed 11 Sept: Los Angeles 09:00 / Denver 10:00 / Chicago 11:00 / NYC 12:00 / London 17:00 / Paris 18:00

Invitation to Webinar on Bonds & Climate Change rpt, Wed 11 Sept: Los Angeles 09:00 / Denver 10:00 / Chicago 11:00 / NYC 12:00 / London 17:00 / Paris 18:00 Posted on 28. Aug, 2013 by Sean Kidney in blog, Climate Bonds, Europe, Green Bonds, United States Join us for a presentation and discussion of the Climate …