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Abu Dhabi bank planning Middle East’s first green bond

Acting on its $10bn clean energy commitment in January, National Bank of Abu Dhabi could be seeking to raise at least $500m.

ADB sells $1.3bn of global green bonds

BlackRock, CalSTRS and State Street are among the 70 investors buying the multilateral lender’s green bonds.

First State Super CIO to join LeapFrog Investments

Richard Brandweiner, who worked on impact investing initiatives at First State Super, is leaving the fund this month to join social impact investor LeapFrog.

Rockefeller Fund in first direct clean energy investment

The philanthropic fund has committed $12.5m to Mainstream Renewable Power to help fund its pan-African renewables platform with Actis.

Hastings’ Johnston joins Lighthouse Infrastructure

The infrastructure veteran joins as managing director responsible for new funds and deal origination, as Lighthouse nears a first close for its $100m solar fund.

Mirova almost doubles target as it closes renewables fund

The French fund manager has raised €350m for its third renewables vehicle as it eyes a 50/50 investment split between France and Europe.

Resonance raises $300m for industrial water fund

Six institutional investors are backing the fund’s third close as it targets water treatment plants co-located with industrial users across the globe.

Google signs PPAs with BlackRock, Ardian wind farms

The US tech giant will purchase the entire power output from two future wind farms, one of which will be Norway’s largest onshore project.

Your electricity – sold by Apple, in California

The tech giant has formed a subsidiary to sell excess power from its renewable facilities.

UN PRI works on 10-year plan

Signatories attending the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) meeting in Paris last week co-hosted by Ardian discussed issues including member accountability and diversity.
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