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Green Bonds Booming Despite Washington’s Animus, Report Shows

In spite of the U.S. withdrawal from the global climate change accord hammered out in Paris a year earlier, green bond issuance around the world reached $155.5 billion in 2017, a new report shows. That figure surpassed the initial, and …

Green Bond Wave Ahead of Climate Change Conference in Paris?

This is the first of a two-part column on green bonds. The second installment will include interviews with Axa, QBE and Zurich. Ahead the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris in December, also called COP21 or CMP11, there are …

Green Bonds Boom Stirs Calls for Clearer Standards

Issuance of green bonds for companies working on battling climate change are booming, but investors say the label needs safeguards against bogus proposals that could sour retail buyers and wealth advisers just starting to tune into the securities. Right now, …

Insurers Bonding with Climate Change Battle

Nearly one-in-five major investors in green bonds issued by one of the world’s largest players in that market is coming from the insurance industry. If you haven’t heard much about green bonds and insurance investments up to now, you probably …

Zurich Insurance Boosts Investment in Clean Energy Bonds

Zurich Insurance Group AG, Switzerland’s biggest insurer, said it will spend as much as $1 billion on green bonds, making it the largest investor in such clean-power securities. The insurer has appointed BlackRock Inc., the world’s biggest money manager, to …