Fixed Income

“JSE launch Green Bond Segment” – ESI Africa – October 26, 2017

On October 26, 2017 ESI Africa reported that the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) launched the Green Bond Segment.  It quoted Donna Nemer, Director of Capital Markets at the JSE, as follows: “Issuing a green bond can help companies to strengthen their credentials as sustainable and responsible organisations.  At the same time green bonds allow investors […]

“Fiji to sell world’s first climate-change ‘green’ bonds” – Reuters – October 18, 2017

On October 18, 2017 Reuters reported that “Fiji will issue a $50 million “green” bond in coming weeks to help combat the effects of global climate change, the first developing country to do so.” In a joint statement with the World Bank, Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama said, “Changing weather patterns and severe weather events are […]