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 …

MIT issues green property bonds to refinance green buildings, $370m, 24 yr, 3.959% coupon, Aaae. We like!

  MIT issues green property bonds to refinance green buildings, $370m, 24 yr, 3.959% coupon, Aaae. We like! I’ve been in Montreal today discussing the prospects for green property bonds and arguing it’s as much about re-financing as new projects. We want an owner of a green hotel chain to be …

[Blog] MünchenerHyp cracks first thematic covered bond! EUR300m ($389m) Aaa 5yr, for coop housing. 1.6x oversubscribed. It’s the prototype for a Green Pfandbrief – at last!

  MünchenerHyp cracks first thematic covered bond! EUR300m ($389m) Aaa 5yr, for coop housing. 1.6x oversubscribed. It’s the prototype for a Green Pfandbrief – at last! Münchener Hypothekenbank eG has just issued an “ESG-labelled” covered bond (or Pfandbriefe, as covered bonds are called in Germany) for refinancing of housing cooperatives. Oekom …

EIB issues new climate bond with longer tenor (12yr), EUR 500m ($657m), coupon 1.25%, AAA. Takes EIB total climate bond issuance to EUR 6bn!

EIB issues new climate bond with longer tenor (12yr), EUR 500m ($657m), coupon 1.25%, AAA. Takes EIB total climate bond issuance to EUR 6bn! Posted: Sep 4, 2014 by Sean Kidney European investors yesterday snapped up a new Euro denominated “Climate Awareness Bond”(link is external) from EIB. With double the tenor of the …

Invitation: Free August Webinars on ‘Bonds & Climate Change: The State of the Market in 2014’. August 12th / 20th / 28th. Times for North America, EU, Gulf, Asia/Australia time zones.

Invitation: Free August Webinars on ‘Bonds & Climate Change: The State of the Market in 2014’. August 12th / 20th / 28th. Times for North America, EU, Gulf, Asia/Australia time zones. Posted: Aug 7, 2014 by Sean Kidney Join us for a presentation and discussion of our Bonds & Climate Change …

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 …

19 Notable Green Bonds Media Stories — June 2014

Compiled by Sean Kidney of the Climate Bonds Initiative www.climatebonds.net Includes WSJ, Global Capital, Boursorama and more Lots of coverage this month. We’ve divided stories into six topics: Green Property Criteria, Calls for Standards and Clarity, Market Analysis and Market Growth. Green Property Criteria Coverage following the opening of the Public Consultation …

May media monitor for you: 5 stories in the Financial Times!!! + WashPost, EnvFinance, BusinessGreen, EnergyPost, CNBC, Bloomberg, ABC Australia

Financial Times, Climate change is a business problem(link is external), Mike Scott Probably the most interesting green bonds article of this month is one by Mike Scott of Financial Times. Written in the perspective of the UN IPCC report calling for a drastic action needed in order to avoid catastrophic temperatures …

[Blog] China’s CGN Wind issues RMB1bn ($161m) 5yr green bond with carbon-linked coupon

  China’s CGN Wind issues RMB1bn ($161m) 5yr green bond with carbon-linked coupon Posted: Jun 15, 2014 by Sean Kidney China’s CGN Wind (link is external) has issued a one billion yuan (link is external), five year bond to finance wind energy developments in Inner Mongolia, Guangdong, Xinjiang and Gansu. …

Update from Crazy Abu Dhabi: green bonds part of UN Climate Summit / Jeffrey Sachs lays out 7 Step Survival Plan / Ban Ki Moon’s soft power

Climate Bonds has posted a new item, ‘Update from Crazy Abu Dhabi: green bonds part of UN Climate Summit / Jeffrey Sachs lays out 7 Step Survival Plan / Ban Ki Moon’s soft power‘ Abu Dhabi is indeed a crazy place: gold-leaf covered 7 star hotels surrounded by desal-water fed …