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WDP raises €100m through debut green bond

US insurer MetLife backs the firm’s drive for sustainability as sole investor in the privately placed issue.

Major Paris loan goes green

Ivanhoé Cambridge and Natixis Assurances obtain Europe’s first Climate Bond Certified label for a €480m debt facility to fund the development of the DUO towers.

Lloyds writes first green development loan

Lloyds Bank has signed the first development finance deal under its green lending initiative, providing a £39.9 million (€45.3 million) loan to BlackRock Real Estate.

Lloyds writes green pub loan

Lloyds Bank has chosen the UK pub industry for the latest loan to be issued through its Green Lending Initiative, which grants reduced pricing for loans to assets that hit agreed sustainability criteria.

Deutsche Hypo raises €500m in green bond debut

German bank Deutsche Hypo has placed its first ‘green’ Pfandbrief, raising €500 million through the issue of a six-year bond with a coupon of 0.125 percent.

Berlin Hyp issues second unsecured green Pfandbrief

Berlin Hyp has issued its second unsecured ‘green’ Pfandbrief, representing the German bank’s fourth green bond issue since 2015, with a total volume of €2 billion.

Lloyds provides £61m green loan

Lloyds Bank has written a £61 million (€67 million) loan for a Birmingham office building through its Green Lending Initiative.

L&G goes short with three-year GreenOak loan

Legal & General Investment Management has provided a three-year property loan, hinting at an increased appetite from the insurer to provide loan terms more typically associated with banks.

Berlin Hyp issues second green Pfandbrief

Berlin Hyp has issued its second ‘green’ Pfandbrief, representing the German bank’s third green bond issue since 2015.

How green is your loan?

Lloyds’ €600m syndicated financing of Unibail-Rodamco – complete with sustainability incentives – hints at the possibilities for a European ‘green’ property lending market.

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