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In talks with Indian firms to issue green bonds: Luxembourg Stock Exchange CEO

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 22, 2020

The Luxembourg Stock Exchange is in talks with Indian conglomerates to issue green bonds and tap into India's green finance market, its CEO Robert Scharfe has said. “Some Indian banks have tapped into the market and a number of companies are considering this. Bond market is...

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Global sustainable debt grew 78 per cent to $465 billion in 2019: BNEF

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 13, 2020

The volume of sustainable debt issued globally in 2019 stood at $465 billion, up 78 per cent from $261.4 billion in 2018. Also, all-time cumulative issuance of sustainable debt crossed the $1 trillion barrier reaching $1.17 trillion by December 31, 2019, according to...

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Policy action needed to boost green financing: RBI

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 26, 2019

The Reserve Bank of India said that “policy action is needed” to set up an enabling framework to promote green financing in India. The development of green financing—funding of environment-friendly sustainable development— faces many challenges including false compliance...

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NTPC to invest Rs 50,000 crore to add 10GW solar energy capacity by 2022

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 26, 2019

State-owned power giant NTPC is planning to add 10GW of solar energy generation capacity by 2022, which entails an investment of around Rs 50,000 crore, to be funded mainly by green bonds, a source has said. At present, NTPC has installed renewable energy capacity of 920 MW,...

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UNCTAD Report Public Banks are Best for Sustainable Development

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 30, 2019

UNCTAD Report Public banking should be given back its traditional, bigger role if the environmental and economic landscape is to be transformed by 2030, argues UNCTAD’s Trade and Development Report 2019 released on September 27, 2019. Efforts to leverage private finance by...

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Green bonds hold the key to fighting climate change

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 14, 2019

India made its biggest contribution to the global green bond market last month through the Hyderabad-based Greenko group’s $950 million green bond. Latest reports reveal that Greenko’s bond...

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Green bonds issuance to cross a record $200 billion this year: Moody’s

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 12, 2019

The global green bond market hit a new all-time quarterly high in the second quarter of 2019 as issuers brought $66.6 billion of green bonds to market globally, propelling the first half of 2019...

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Green Finance and Green Business Get New Knowledge Platforms

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 23, 2019

A global partnership of some of the world’s largest organizations today launched two new knowledge platforms – the Green Industry Platform and the Green Finance Platform – at the High-level...

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India’s ReNew Power Plans To Raise $300 Million Through Rights Issue

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 4, 2019

One of India’s largest renewable energy generation companies plans to raise fresh equity funding through a rights issue. Indian business daily Economic Times has reported, quoting unnamed...

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Adani Green Energy Raises $500 Million In Green Bond Issue

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 4, 2019

One of India’s leading renewable energy developers has received a tremendous response to its green bond issue. The development is crucial as the Indian renewable energy market is facing...

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