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03 December 2021

The world's first sustainability ‘re-linked’ bond

Debuting a novel ‘step-down’ clause, Bank of China's recent $300 million notes offering looks to introduce sustainability-linked loans to the clout of the global bond...

26 November 2021

Adaptation finance steps out of the shadows

Flying under the radar at the recent COP26 summit, finance for climate adaptation is finally receiving its due attention in the climate-action agenda.

18 November 2021

COP26 analysis: ‘Better than expected, worse than hoped’

Uxolo sat down with Dr Olaf Weber, University Research Chair in Sustainable Finance at Canada’s University of Waterloo, to discuss the climate finance outcomes of last...

04 November 2021

COP26: Financing alliance pledges $10bn for equitable energy transition

The ground-breaking coalition of philanthropies, multilateral and development finance institutions, and governments aims to unlock $100 billion of investment in green...

04 November 2021

COP26: Public and private financiers make landmark climate pledges

Ten G20 countries increase their climate finance commitments; billions in new development finance committed to private sector finance for climate action; and 450...

03 November 2021

COP26: EIB pledges $1bn for South Africa’s energy transition

The EIB’s funding forms part of an $8.5 billion commitment from France, Germany, the UK, the US and the EU to finance South Africa’s transition away from coal-fired...

02 November 2021

COP26: International partners pledge $665 million to ASEAN’s green recovery

The UK government, The EU, Italy’s CDP, and the Green Climate Fund all pledged funds for the ADB’s new Green Recovery Platform.

02 November 2021
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Agriculture, Government

COP26: Leaders pledge $19bn to fight deforestation and land degradation

The 110 signatories of the agreement – which includes $7.2bn of pledges from the private sector – cover a combined 85% of the world’s forests.

01 November 2021
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Government, Renewables

COP26: UK’s Johnson announces £5.4bn climate finance package

The package includes commitments to provide guarantees for climate-related projects in Africa and India, and new green funds for UK development financiers CDC Group and...

20 October 2021

Risk transfer mechanisms can help bridge $3.7trn development finance gap

An OECD report calls for development finance actors to use risk transfer mechanisms to mobilise more private sector funding for the sustainable development goals.

14 October 2021
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Covid-19

SIMA’s ‘unprecedented’ relief fund to keep lights on across Africa and Asia

The Energy Access Relief Fund amassed a unique coalition of investors to help 100 energy access companies survive a liquidity crunch brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic

07 October 2021
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Government

EU gears up to become world’s largest green bond issuer

The European Commission has adopted a new framework aimed at reassuring investors of the environmental credentials of its upcoming €250bn green bonds programme.

30 September 2021
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Government, Renewables

The hidden world of Chinese development finance revealed

Analysing close to $1 trillion worth of Chinese development projects since the turn of the millennium, a new report reveals that China now spends over double its closest...

23 September 2021
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Impact Investment, Regulation

The dawning of the conservation finance market

A new report by the Coalition for Private Investment in Conservation reveals that the conservation finance market looks set for take-off in 2021 – but still lacks...

14 September 2021
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Impact Investment, Agriculture, SMEs

The impact fund banking on smallholder farmers in developing countries

FMO and Rabobank have each invested €10 million in the IDH Farmfit Fund, which aims to bridge the $170 billion annual credit gap of small-scale farmers in developing...

01 September 2021
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Power, Renewables

How the EIB aims to power Europe’s green hydrogen revolution

The European Development Bank recently signed advisory agreements with two local hydrogen associations as it looks to finance the EU’s aim to increase hydrogen to 14% of...

25 August 2021
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Impact Investment

How impact investors can finance social justice

Uxolo talks to Renee Morgan, social justice strategist at San Francisco-based impact investor Adasina Social Capital's, about how the financial markets can be used to...

12 August 2021
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Renewables

Could ADB's new SDG bond accelerate Asian green infrastructure growth?

The Asian Development Bank is looking to develop 10 pilot deals for its new SDG Accelerator Bond concept by the end of 2021, and deliver the first two issuances in 2022....

05 August 2021

On the Mesoamerican Reef, a model for insuring nature’s future

A 100-mile stretch of coral reef off Mexico’s Caribbean coast is now insured just like any other valuable asset. Is this the future of conservation?

30 July 2021
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Manufacturing

Can DFIs spark a 3D-printing revolution in critical infrastructure?

Uxolo talks to the UK’s development financier, CDC Group, about a pioneering collaboration with Holcim in Malawi that has inaugurated the world’s first 3D-printed school....