China’s Trina Solar goes for a convertible solar bond: US$100m, 5yr, 4% coupon. It’s a challenging market environment for solar but the bonds keep coming.

China’s Trina Solar is issuing US$100m of convertible bonds with 5-year tenor and 4% annual coupon, with semi-annual payments. An extra US$15m could be raised, as Trina has given the underwriters a 1-month window to buy additional bonds. Guess they are waiting to gauge demand. Underwriters are Deutsche Bank, Barclays, and Credit Suisse, with Roth Capital Partners as …

Joining Forces And Connecting Dots For Impact Investing And ESG At TBLI CONFERENCE USA 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Joining Forces And Connecting Dots For Impact Investing And ESG At TBLI CONFERENCE USA 2014 Amsterdam, 19 June 2014 TBLI CONFERENCE™, dedicated to building a community of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) and impact investors, held its second USA conference on 29 and 30 May in New …

Thank you for an amazing TBLI CONFERENCE™ USA 2014

Ethical Markets is proud to  be a Media Partner of TBLI and to  count its pioneering founder, Robert Rubinstein as a member of our global Advisory Board  of experts  – Hazel Henderson, Editor Thank you! Our 25th TBLI CONFERENCE was another amazing experience! We like to thank our Location Sponsor, …

Triple Bottom Line Investment (TBLI) CONFERENCE™USA 2014 in New York City (www.tbliconference.com).

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Amsterdam, May 13, 2014 Triple Bottom Line Investment (TBLI) CONFERENCE™USA 2014 in new york city (www.tbliconference.com). Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Impact Investment professionals –interested in mobilizing Capital for Good – gather in new york city on 29/30 May. TBLI CONFERENCE returns to New York City, …

Today’s Top Stories from GFI: In Mexico, you can pay taxes with art

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 From the Financial Transparency Coalition Blog: Incorporation Standards in Banking: A Race to the Bottom When You Want Secrecy, All You Need is a Shell Company FTC Submits Letter to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bankers Illicit Financial Flows: The Elephant in the Room at the …

ESG Leaders Awards 2013 at TBLI CONFERENCE EUROPE Sees ESG and Impact Investing Reaching Tipping Point

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE esg Leaders Awards 2013 at TBLI CONFERENCE EUROPE Sees esg and Impact Investing Reaching Tipping Point Amsterdam, 25 November, 2013 TBLI CONFERENCE™, a global ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) and impact investing forum for asset owners and managers, presented the ESG Leaders Awards 2013 at …

[Climate Bonds] This week’s $54.4m, BBB+, 13yr solar rooftop lease securitization bond was a ground-breaking success

This week’s $54.4m, BBB+, 13yr solar rooftop lease securitization bond was a ground-breaking success Posted on 16. Nov, 2013 by Sean Kidney in blog, Climate Bonds, Green Bonds,Securitisation Market, Solar Energy, United States Last week we blogged that SolarCity and credit suisse were about to issue a new $54.4 million, climate bond – a rooftop solar lease securitization. It’s out: BBB+, 4.8%, …

Towers Watson, EIOPA, PKA, IMF, John van Markwijk, Environment Agency, Credit Suisse, Townsend

        Dear Dr Hazel Henderson                 Today’s top stories             Brussels unlikely to base IORP on any of three QIS scenarios, says Towers Watson   EUROPE – Consultancy notes differing impact of scenarios, with one resulting …

Wrap and Followups – Credit Suisse Impact Investing Forum

    Dear Friends, By all accounts so far voiced to me, the impact investing forum with Credit Suisse was successful. Many thanks to all of you for your participation, in person and remotely. Below I have sketched out some of the deliverables that Fund Balance is focused on moving …

Is Economics A Form Of Brain Damage?

Is Economics A Form Of Brain Damage? Scientific findings counter prevailing economic theories about what motivates consumers. Submitted by: Hazel Henderson Posted: May 03, 2012 – 10:11 AM EST   By Hazel Henderson The science is in and the answer is YES! I have used this phrase — “economics as …