[Climate Bonds] Canada’s first corporate green bond: TD Bank’s 3yr AA- CAD500m (USD454m) bond was 1.5 x oversubscribed. Our take: underlying structure & intent solid but better upfront disclosure needed + third party review.

Climate Bonds has posted a new item, ‘Canada’s first corporate green bond: TD Bank’s 3yr AA- CAD500m (USD454m) bond was 1.5 x oversubscribed. Our take: underlying structure & intent solid but better upfront disclosure needed + third party review.‘ A beautifully sunny day in Toronto today; the local weather’s looking …

Energy Efficiency Resource Standards: A New Progress Report on State Experience

ACEEE  Authors: Annie Downs and Celia Cui   In the absence of federal requirements for energy savings, states are leading the way with effective, forward-looking energy efficiency policies. More than half of them have adopted energy efficiency resource standards (EERS), policies that set long-term mandatory energy savings targets for utilities and …

[Climate Bonds] Dr Michael Molitor, Kristian Brüning and Dr Alex Rau join Climate Bonds team to support new Climate Science Advisory Committee supervising criteria for Climate Bond Standards

Climate Bonds has posted a new item, ‘Dr Michael Molitor, Kristian Brüning and Dr Alex Rau join Climate Bonds team to support new Climate Science Advisory Committee supervising criteria for Climate Bond Standards‘ PARIS – Dr Michael Molitor, Kristian Brüning and Dr Alex Rau today join the Climate Bonds team to …

UK National Infrastructure Plan, people roundup, Vervoer, Telefónica, Norwegian oil fund, PensionDan

Wednesday 04 December 2013 Hazel Henderson Change Newsletter settings TODAY’S TOP STORIES UK insurance industry commits £25bn to domestic infrastructure Six of Britain’s largest insurance companies have committed €30bn to domestic infrastructure projects, an allocation made possible due to ‘clarity’ over the implementation of Solvency II regulations Wednesday people roundup Vervoer …

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION (ITUC) ITUC OnLine

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION (ITUC) ITUC OnLineClimate change is putting jobs at risk – governments must actBrussels,9 November 2014(ITUC OnLine): With a new round of the UnitedNations climate negotiations starting this monday in Warsaw, Poland, thelabour movement expressed its concerns on the impacts a low ambition climatedeal would mean for jobs globally.“Science is …

Integrated Reporting: Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) and the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) today announce an alliance that will achieve greater momentum towards the evolution of better corporate reporting

CDP, CDSB and IIRC announce collaboration to accelerate Integrated Reporting   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (18 July 2013) – CDP, the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) and the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) today announce an alliance that will achieve greater momentum towards the evolution of better corporate reporting, in order to …

As G8 leaders meet for summit focused on increasing transparency, 150 business leaders and investors gather to advance a market-led solution

As G8 leaders meet for summit focused on increasing transparency, 150 business leaders and investors gather to advance a market-led solution   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE As G8 leaders meet for summit focused on increasing transparency, 150 business leaders and investors gather to advance a market-led solution (London, Frankfurt June 18, 2013) – …

The Woodstock of Capitalism

Every year on this day, tens of thousands of people make the pilgrimage to Omaha, Nebraska to hear two of the worlds richest men discuss everything from cultural trends, to love and marriage, to assigning probabilities to terrorist attacks. Those men are Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, of course. Warren …

Ecocities Emerging – February 2013 Issue

Link to webpage version of this newsletterhttp://archive.constantcontact.com/fs072/1100594 Ecocities Emerging To support humanity’s transition into the Ecozoic Era Ecocity Builders February 2013   Greetings,     For many years now we’ve seen headline grabbing debate — and efforts to kill the conversation — about climate change. But at the same time, …

Haldane/Madouros: What is the Contribution of the Financial Sector?

Haldane/Madouros: What is the Contribution of the Financial Sector? Posted: 22 Nov 2011 06:20 AM PST Yves here. Andrew Haldane is the most important thinker, bar none, on the financial services industry today. This piece by Haldane and Vasileios Madouros, a fellow member of the Financial Stability team at the …