green bonds

Sean Kidney on Australia’s first green bond

UPDATED: Stockland has issued Australia’s first green bond – for  EUR300 millon over seven years. The bond, listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange, is rated A-, achieving a 1.5 per…

Sean Kidney on Australia's first green bond

UPDATED: Stockland has issued Australia’s first green bond – for  EUR300 millon over seven years. The bond, listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange, is rated A-, achieving a 1.5 per…

A crash in gas use is more likely than the forecast "shortage"

Gas developers have been ominously warning of impending gas shortages in New South Wales, with official forecasts from planning authorities pointing to steady or rising demand. Yet our analysis suggests…

Sean Kidney on the unstoppable great green wave

There’s no beating around the bush with climate bonds czar Sean Kidney. He may be based in the UK and spend a lot of time travelling the rarefied world of…

How climate bonds can save the planet

Addressing climate change is expensive. The International Energy Agency estimates the world must invest a whopping $1 trillion a year into clean energy by 2050 if we are to have…

Investors willing to pay premium for green bonds

A $50 million climate bond issued by financial services group FlexiGroup has attracted strong investor participation, even with a yield 0.03 per cent lower than a similar class bond without…

Why we’re in the midst of a green finance boom

Loans to finance low and zero-carbon projects in the built environment have traditionally been difficult to obtain, but that is changing with the rise of green banks and the spread…

NAB in residential green bond first

National Australia Bank has launched a $2 billion residential mortgage-backed bond that, for the first time in Australia, includes $300 million of mortgages that meet the Climate Bonds Standard for low-carbon residential buildings.