‘Record-breaking Q1: $9bn labelled green bonds issued, new issuers, new currencies and finally an index!’

 ‘Record-breaking Q1: $9bn labelled green bonds issued, new issuers, new currencies and finally an index!‘ By Bridget Boulle It’s been another ground breaking quarter for green bonds – the biggest yet with just under USD9bn issued ($8.997bn). It seems our initial estimate of $20bn for the year will be met …

[Climate Bonds] Unibail-Rodamco issues EUR750m 10 year, A+ green property bond, first green corporate bond of 2014 – 3.4x oversubscribed in less than 2 hours. The next wave of green is coming.

Unibail-Rodamco, a large European commercial property company, yesterday announced that it had placed a landmark EUR750mn green bond based on a portfolio of green buildings. The bond was 3.4 times oversubscribed with the order book reaching EUR2.5bn in under 2 hours! The first corporate green bond linked to property was issued by Sweden’s Vasakronan …

[HIP] 3 Ways to Reduce Risk in Your Portfolio; HIP100’s 4th Birthday; Illuminating Events

    IN THIS ISSUE: I. Building a Forward-Looking Portfolio and a Better World; 4 Years of the HIP100:  The HIP100 Portfolio now has a 4-year track record. See how a HIP-weighted approach can add resiliency, increase positive benefit for society and seek to realize your goals for potential impact + …

Mercer’s Responsible Investment Update: Professional Interest Heating Up Around Climate Change

IN ISSUE 23: MAY 2013 Professional Interest Heating Up Around Climate Change Considering ESG Risk in Credit Analysis and Corporate Bond Portfolios International Codes and Conventions: Are Pension Funds Still Missing in Action? Maximizing Investment Outcomes from Indigenous Settlements Inspiration Profile: Jane Ambachtsheer 2013 up in Lights – Team Press …

IFC planning to issue $1bn Green Bonds p.a. / Hawaii setting up bond-funded green bank / Germany’s PNE Wind planning a €100m corporate bond

IFC planning to issue $1bn Green Bonds p.a. / Hawaii setting up bond-funded green bank / Germany’s PNE Wind planning a €100m corporate bond Posted on 21. Apr, 2013 by Sean Kidney in blog Trade Finance magazine reports that the IFC is planning to issue $1bn a year ofGreen Bonds. After talking with IFC folk in …

Long-term investing, DC disclosure, discount rate debate, Danish FSA, Kent County, KLP

                            Dear Dr Hazel Henderson                 Today’s top stories             Brussels to ‘calibrate’ all directives with long-term investing Green Paper   EUROPE – Commissioner Michel Barnier …

Australia to set up $10bn Clean Energy Finance Corp

The Australian Government announced on the weekend it will set up a “Clean Energy Finance Corporation” (CEFC) as a statutory body. The initiative is part of a large package of climate change finance measures, including a long-awaited carbon tax. Described by ‘Responsible Investor’ magazine as Australia’s version of a Green …