Africa

Experts Canvasses Increased Domestic Participation in Green Bonds

Financial experts have said that for Nigeria to claw its way out of deficit in infrastructure, power and energy, transportation as well as eliminating...

Green Bond Issuance Will Finance Nigeria’s Green Economy – Mary Uduk,...

In December of 2017, Nigeria joined Poland, France and Fiji in issuing a sovereign green bond, making it the 1st in Africa and the...

Asia and the Pacific

Malaysian Sukuk: A Superior Alternative to Traditional Bonds

The world’s first sukuk inaugurated in Malaysia back in 1990, when Shell MDS (M) Sdn Bhd launched a US$125 million (RM525 million) issue in...

Business Community Needs to Capitalise $3.6 Trillion Global Halal Market: Zubair

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Halal Research Council (HRC), Muhammad Zubair has said that the business community needs to take full advantage of the potential...

Europe

EBRD Presents Recent Expansion Of Its Green Bond Investment Work At...

The EBRD presented its plans for a €250 million direct investment framework for Green and Sustainability Bonds targeted at financial institutions at an event...

UniCredit Launches European Green Bond ETF

Structured Invest, a subsidiary of UniCredit Bank AG, has partnered with MSCI ESG to launch the UC MSCI European Green Bond EUR UCITS ETF,...

Middle East and North Africa

Dubai Financial Market Publishes Updated Versions of Its Shari’a Standards

As part of its constant efforts to strengthen the regulatory framework supporting the growth of Islamic capital markets sector, the Dubai Financial Market (DFM),...

CBO Becomes Full Member of Islamic Financial Services Board

The Central Bank of Oman (CBO) has confirmed that it has become a full member of the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB), an international...

North America

Duke Energy Issues $1 Billion Green Bond Offering

Duke Energy Carolinas, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, has completed its inaugural issuance of $1 billion in green bonds that will finance eligible green...

It Isn’t Easy Being Green for a Bond ETF

A growing market for a particular asset type doesn’t necessarily mean that there is an easy market for a related ETF. Consider green bonds, issued...

South America

BBVA Signs First Green-certified Credit with Cover from Spanish ECA

BBVA has granted a five-year €16.5mn loan to a hydroelectric project in Colombia with backing from Cesce, Spain’s export credit agency (ECA). The operation...

First Blockchain Association in Mexico Established

The first blockchain association in Mexico has formed, its founding members including industry players like blockchain software firm ConsenSys, Forbes Mexico reported Nov. 28. The...