NEWS & UPDATES

February 20, 2019

Nairobi, 20 February, 2019… As part of the strategy of diversifying products in the Kenyan capital markets, the frameworks to issue listed and unlisted green bonds were launched today. A green bond is a fixed income instrument whose proceeds are used to finance or refinance projects which generate climate or other environmental benefits that conform to gr...

December 18, 2018

Press Release

Study: Kenya’s Green Investment and Financing Opportunities Worth KSh87 Billion

  • Study commissioned by Green Bond Programme Kenya, Kenya Bankers Association and WWF-Kenya

  • Green financing opportunities identified in Transport, Manufacturing and Agriculture sectors

  • Kenya is preparing to issue first green financing bond next year wit...

November 26, 2018

The Green Bond Program – Kenya (GBPK) partners in collaboration with WWF-Kenya held a joint key side event with the International Institute for Environment (IIED) and the Association of Kenya Fish Processors and Exporters (AFIPEK) at the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference this month in Nairobi. Themed “Innovative financing to transition to an in inclusiv...

November 13, 2018

Kenya Green Economy Strategy and Implementation Plan (GESIP) 2016–2030 has committed to investing $23.5 billion in Kenya’s green growth path. Moreover, investor demand for green bonds is getting stronger globally due to increasing evidence that “green” factors have a positive impact on long-term financial returns.


The Green Bonds Programme Kenya (GBPK) wa...

July 6, 2018

Nairobi, Thursday 24 May 2018 – The National Treasury in conjunction with the Green Bonds Program Kenya, a partnership between Kenya Bankers Association (KBA), Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) Financial Sector Deepening Africa (FSD Africa) and FMO have today hosted a stakeholder forum focused on building the Green Bond mar...

July 6, 2018

Nairobi, February 6th 2018 - The Co-operative Bank of Kenya has been declared this year’s overall winner of the Sustainable Finance Catalyst Awards for banks and other financial sector players hosted by the Kenya Bankers Association (KBA), the umbrella body of the banking industry.

An independent judging panel also settled on KCB Group for the second overa...

May 3, 2018

The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) in conjunction with the Green Bonds Kenya Programme hosted a breakfast session for listed companies with the objective of driving the conversation forward on emerging opportunities that exist in issuing green bonds. The event was opened by NSE CEO, Mr. Geoffrey Odundo. During the forum, a panel discussion on the busin...

February 1, 2018

Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) in conjunction with Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) convened a briefing meeting on the Green Bond Program with the Parliamentary Committee on Environment and Natural Resources. KBA and NSE are seeking support and incentives for banks that invest in the green economy. The Green Bond Program Kenya partners: KBA; NSE; FSD Af...

December 13, 2017

Nairobi, Wednesday 13 September 2017 – The Kenya Bankers Association (KBA), Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) and Financial Sector Deepening Africa (FSD Africa) and FMO in conjunction with the Kenya Green Building Society (KGBS) and the Kenya Property Developers Association (KPDA) have today hosted a stakeholder forum on Ke...

December 13, 2017

Nairobi, November 9th 2017 - Kenya Bankers Association (KBA), the umbrella body of the banking industry today announced the finalists of the 2017 Sustainable Finance Catalyst Awards. This year's theme is "Recognizing Catalytic Finance that Impacts Industry, Economy and Society".

The Awards were created to recognize exceptional institutions that practice su...

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