Weekly blog: TfL’s £400m green transport bond big success / China’s first on the way / first M&A green bond for Senvion / NIB back in market with SEK 1bn ($116m) 5yr / littlies from EBRD, World Bank, City of StPaul, Mytrah Energy / + gossip

Development Bank issuance Nordic Investment Bank issues its third green bond (SEK 1bn ($116m), 5 yr, 0.155%, AAA)  Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has issued a SEK 1bn ($116m) green bond, its third SEK denominated green bond issuance (they call them Nordic Environmental Bonds – NEBs). The bond has a 5 …

MIT issues green property bonds to refinance green buildings, $370m, 24 yr, 3.959% coupon, Aaae. We like!

  MIT issues green property bonds to refinance green buildings, $370m, 24 yr, 3.959% coupon, Aaae. We like! I’ve been in Montreal today discussing the prospects for green property bonds and arguing it’s as much about re-financing as new projects. We want an owner of a green hotel chain to be …

Investor Statement re: Green Bonds & Climate Bonds

UN CLIMATE SUMMIT 23 SEPTEMBER 2014 We, the undersigned signatories to this statement, represent asset owners, investment managers and individual funds managing a combined Two Trillion Dollars of assets. We are substantial investors in the $100 trillion  global bond market. We understand: That climate change poses a significant risk to …

MEDIA RELEASE: NEW REPORT SHOWS THAT ESG CAN MITIGATE RISK, PROVIDE VALUE IN DEBT CAPITAL MARKETS

MEDIA RELEASE LONDON, 18 September 2014 – Analysis of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues such as corruption and climate change should be considered as a natural fit for fixed income investors as it can help to manage risk and identify credit strength, according to a new report released by …

Reviving the small cap IPO market with Reg A Crowdfinanced Offerings

Exclusive Invitation In December 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission voted to propose rules updating the framework to the existing Regulation A offering. As mandated by Title IV of the JOBS Act, the SEC’s proposed rules would raise the Reg A offering threshold from $5 million to $50 million in …

THE CROWD CAFE:Early-stage private capital markets are moving online. How about later-stage?

Crowdfunding news, research and resources  Don’t hesitate to get in touch! [email protected] Early-stage private capital markets are moving online. How about later-stage? May 08, 2014 11:00 am | Jonathan Sandlund |View Original Post|   Offerboard unveiled its online private placement platform at TechCrunch Disrupt earlier this week. Aiming to facilitate transactions …

‘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 …

TheCrowdCafe weekly – Getting Smart on Payment Solutions for Crowdinvesting Markets

TheCrowdCafe weekly • March 16th, 2014 • Happy Sunday, All! Welcome to our Weekly Review. Each week I curate the top investment crowdfunding news from around the web. My promise to you: quality over quantity, always. You can subscribe here. From The Cafe Getting Smart on Payment Solutions for Crowdinvesting Markets Great insights …

THE CROWD CAFE: Mapping the Crowdinvesting Ecosystem

Don’t hesitate to get in touch! [email protected] Mapping the Crowdinvesting Ecosystem Dec 16, 2013 12:00 pm | Jonathan Sandlund |View Original Post|   A colorful ecosystem is evolving around the investment crowdfunding industry. Companies are developing products and services to alleviate nearly every conceivable pain point of the system’s stakeholders, including …

RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT: INNOVATIVE TOOLS BUT LIMITED APPLICATION IN PRACTICE

RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT: INNOVATIVE TOOLS BUT LIMITED APPLICATION IN PRACTICE Paris, 3rd December 2013. Today, for the sixth time, Novethic will be convening asset owners from across Europe to its annual conference, “ESG Strategies for responsible investors”. The day’s aim is to encourage exchanges between investors on the integration of Environmental, …