Germany’s KfW issues largest ever USD green bond – $1.5bn! (AAAe, 1.75%, 5yr) and it’s still 1.6x oversubscribed

  Germany’s KfW issues largest ever USD green bond – $1.5bn! (AAAe, 1.75%, 5yr) and it’s still 1.6x oversubscribed In Frankfurt yesterday I met yesterday with the KFW (Germany’s development bank) Capital Markets team, who ran through their latest latest green bond in USD. A strong result. It’s a follow-up …

The China Greentech Report 2014: Greener, Smarter, More Productive

 August 27, 2014   Dear Friends of China Greentech:   Today we release The China Greentech Report 2014: Greener, Smarter, More Productive, the fifth in a series that was first launched at the World Economic Forum in 2009. You can download the full Report in now by visiting: www.report.china-greentech.com   This year’s Report asserts …

Small Chinese cities steer away from GDP

More than 70 Chinese smaller cities and counties have dropped gross domestic product as a performance metric for government officials, in an effort to shift the focus to environmental protection and reducing poverty. The move, which follows a directive issued by top leaders last year, is among the first concrete …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: The weaker sex: Male honey bees more susceptible than females to widespread intestinal parasite

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News The weaker sex: Male honey bees more susceptible than females to widespread intestinal parasite Posted: 18 Jan 2014 09:25 AM PST A research team has found that male European honey bees, or drones, are much more susceptible than female European honey bees, known as workers, to …

[Climate Bonds] China’s State Council (the Chinese govt’s cabinet) has decided to encourage green corporate bonds as part of its financial market reforms. Bravo! Will the EU and the US follow?

Climate Bonds has posted a new item, ‘China’s State Council (the Chinese govt’s cabinet) has decided to encourage green corporate bonds as part of its financial market reforms. Bravo! Will the EU and the US follow?’China’s State Council, the Chinese Government’s cabinet, last week published an important and comprehensive plan …

Ban: New Economic Paradigm Needed, Incorporating Social and Environmental Progress

BAN: NEW ECONOMIC PARADIGM NEEDED, INCORPORATING SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRESS New York, Apr 2 2012 2:05PM Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today highlighted the need for an economic paradigm that incorporates social and environmental progress in efforts to achieve sustainable development. ?Gross National Product (GDP) has long been the yardstick by which …

The Ethics of Job Creation: Let’s Get Real!

By Hazel Henderson In the U.S., conceptual and political confusion over the issue of jobs was evidenced by wide disparities in claims over job creation, for example in the XL Pipeline case. Many politicians still claim that “the government can’t create jobs; only the private sector creates jobs.” The Government’s …

Urgent Action on Energy Needed For Both Development and Environment

Urgent Action on Energy Needed For Both Development and Environment Timothy E. Wirth, President, United Nations Foundation, and Member of UN Secretary-General’s High-level Group on Sustainable Energy for All – Urgent Action on Energy Needed For Both Development and Environment For_humanity to thrive and for the planet to support it, …

Best wishes for 2012 from us all at HELIO International

We at Ethical Markets Media (USA and Brazil) congratulate our partner HELIO and its brilliant, dedicated leader, Helene Connor for her well-deserved prestigious award: France’s Legion d ‘ Honneur for 2012! CONGRATULATIONS, to Helene! Hazel Henderson, Editor Best wishes for 2012 from us all at HELIO International. 2012 is starting …