IIRC Newsletter – Major Pension Funds come together to apply

IIRC Newsletter – May Edition Major Pension Funds come together to apply <IR> A new <IR> Pension Fund network has launched this month with the purpose of supporting its participants in producing integrated reports. The network met in Australia with the following superannuation funds: AustralianSuper, CareSuper, Construction and Building Unions Super, Retirement Benefits Fund …

Fossil-Free Financial Portfolios Up 50 Percent from 2013

Fossil-Free Financial Portfolios Up 50 Percent from 2013 May 15, 2014 by Mike Hower Image credit: First Affirmative Financial Network Related: Behavior Change Cleantech Finance/Insurance/Investment The number of investment professionals in the US offering fossil fuel-free portfolios to investors jumped by more than 50 percent over the past year — …

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, …

Why TNC and JPMorgan Chase are investing $1 billion in nature

Why TNC and JPMorgan Chase are investing $1 billion in nature By Elsa Wenzel Published April 29, 2014 The Nature Conservancy and JPMorgan Chase have a bold goal: Raise $1 billion over the next three years toward projects that protect agriculture, fisheries, water and land. These power brokers in conservation …

Another defining moment for crowdfinance

Yesterday marked another defining moment for crowdfinance. Lending Club, the world’s largest crowdlender, announced that it has acquired Springstone Financial, a offline consumer lender that focuses on elective medical and dental procedure lending as well as tuition financing for K-12 private school education. The acquisition, totaling $140 million, was financed in …

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Finance Forum: the WHEEL Deal

aceee BLOG POST   Media Contact: Patrick Kiker [email protected], (202) 507-4043    A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Finance Forum: the WHEEL Deal   by Casey Bell, Senior Economist and Finance Policy Lead   The moment we have been waiting for has arrived! The Warehouse for Energy Efficiency Loans (WHEEL) , a financing platform …

Crowdnetic closes its seed round, Can Reg A replace the small cap IPO?, LendIt’s pre-conference cocktail are nearly sold out

NowStreet Wire – The Leading Resource for Crowdfinance   Crowdnetic Closes $1.6 Million in Seed Funding Signifying the investment community’s growing enthusiasm for crowdfinance, Crowdnetic, leading provider of market data solutions for the global crowdfinance industry and parent of NowStreet Wire, announced this week that it has closed a $1.6 …

New Climate Bonds & friends project for European Commission’s Climate Directorate, looking at “Europe’s role in shifting private finance to climate investments”, kicked off today in Brussels

New Climate Bonds & friends project for European Commission’s Climate Directorate, looking at “Europe’s role in shifting private finance to climate investments”, kicked off today in Brussels The European Commission’s Directorate-General of Climate Action has commissioned a project to look at what Europe’s role should be in “shifting private finance towards climate-friendly Investments” …

Verizon to Publish Reports on Government Requests for Data; Shareholders Call on AT&T to Follow Suit

  For Immediate Release December 19, 2013 Verizon to Publish Reports on Government Requests for Data;   Shareholders Call on AT&T to Follow Suit In a victory for shareholders concerned about the role of telecommunications companies in government surveillance programs, Verizon Communications announced that it will begin to publish regular reports on …

nowstreetwire: Maximize Retirement Growth with P2P Lending

COMPLIMENTARY WEBINAR Maximize Retirement Growth with P2P Lending November 13th at 1pm EST With high volatility and low interest rates driving retail investors away from public stock markets and conventional banks, more and more investors are turning to their peers for investment returns. Today, crowdfinance asset classes such as p2p …