GreenMoney Oct14_Positive Impacts of Community Investing

  Why Not in Your Backyard?  New opportunities to invest for impact in your own community         by Cece Derringer, Homewise   A new survey published in May by the Global Impact Investing Network and J.P. Morgan offers clear evidence of the impressive growth of impact investing. The survey, …

Desert-Greening: The Next Big Thing for Green Investors

By Hazel Henderson © 2014 for GreenMoney Journal Asset managers and investors are supposed to be rational actors, cranking in all available information leading to efficient markets and optimal resource-allocation. As market failures continue to proliferate and hidden externalities come home to roost, we find that successful investing requires going …

Invitation: Free August Webinars on ‘Bonds & Climate Change: The State of the Market in 2014’. August 12th / 20th / 28th. Times for North America, EU, Gulf, Asia/Australia time zones.

Invitation: Free August Webinars on ‘Bonds & Climate Change: The State of the Market in 2014’. August 12th / 20th / 28th. Times for North America, EU, Gulf, Asia/Australia time zones. Posted: Aug 7, 2014 by Sean Kidney Join us for a presentation and discussion of our Bonds & Climate Change …

New report reveals a $502.6 billion climate-themed bond universe

New report reveals a $502.6 billion climate-themed bond universe   LONDON, 17 July 2014 – The Climate Bonds Initiative today launches its 2014 market sizing report “Bonds and Climate Change: the state of the market in 2014”. The report was commissioned by the HSBC Climate Change Centre of Excellence. The …

‘Q1 roundup 2/3: Underwriter league table for Q1 – SEB out in front followed closely by, Morgan Stanley, Credit Agricole and DB’

Climate Bonds has posted a new item, ‘Q1 roundup 2/3: Underwriter league table for Q1 – SEB out in front followed closely by, Morgan Stanley, Credit Agricole and DB‘ By Bridget Boulle As part of our Q1 roundup, here is the league table of the largest underwriters in 2014 so …

‘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 …

Nordic Investment Bank issues a EUR40m ($55m), 5yr AAA ‘environmental’ bond

competitiveness and the environment” of the Nordic and Baltic countries. The bank’s S&P credit rating is AAA. According to NIB’s web site, proceeds of the bond go to projects meeting NIB’s environmental sustainability criteria, “such as” those that: reduce emissions (mainly CO2, SOx, NOx, dust, energy efficiency, renewable energy, public transport solutions and recycling; …

[Climate Bonds] COP19 snippets #2: new rpt shows climate finance flows flat @$359bn p.a. vs $1tn needed

“ Ethical Markets  agrees with  our colleague Sean Kidney, founder of the Climate Bonds Initiative , and our Green Transition Scoreboard ®  confirms his analysis.Hazel Henderson,Editor” Climate Bonds has posted a new item, ‘COP19 snippets #2: new rpt shows climate finance flows flat @$359bn p.a. vs $1tn needed / IEA …

An agenda for change, by Nick Silver, Managing Director, Climate Bonds Initiative

To avoid dangerous climate change will require the equivalent of another industrial revolution. This can only be achieved if finance into the green economy is increased by an order of magnitude. This may be possible as many low carbon technologies are competitive with fossil fuel if the cost of finance …

NEWNET: MidAmerican Energy issues $950m secured notes

17 September Today’s Top Stories MidAmerican Energy issues $950m secured notes PREMIUM British Gas and Landis+Gyr team up for £600m smart meter roll-out Macquarie’s takeover of Theolia falls through PREMIUM Latest on NewNet See all the latest industry news with a New Energy World Network premium subscription.SUBSCRIBE » Deals » MidAmerican Energy issues …