The Energy Collective – Roundup

Is Global Clean Energy Investment at a Tipping Point? Posted: 02 Oct 2014 09:00 AM PDT Last week, amidst the United Nations Climate Summit and historic climate march, many governments, investors, and financial institutions took the opportunity to make big announcements about their investment in the future of clean energy. …

PRI LAUNCHES MONTRÉAL CARBON PLEDGE

PRI LAUNCHES MONTRÉAL CARBON PLEDGE Fiona Reynolds, Christiana Figueres and Martin Skancke at PRI in Person in Montréal. This week, ahead of the UN Summit on Climate Change in New York, we saw strong support across the globe for more decisive initiatives to respond to climate change. To underscore the …

[Blog] MünchenerHyp cracks first thematic covered bond! EUR300m ($389m) Aaa 5yr, for coop housing. 1.6x oversubscribed. It’s the prototype for a Green Pfandbrief – at last!

  MünchenerHyp cracks first thematic covered bond! EUR300m ($389m) Aaa 5yr, for coop housing. 1.6x oversubscribed. It’s the prototype for a Green Pfandbrief – at last! Münchener Hypothekenbank eG has just issued an “ESG-labelled” covered bond (or Pfandbriefe, as covered bonds are called in Germany) for refinancing of housing cooperatives. Oekom …

FTC Newsletter – April – June 2014: The stakes are high!

Berlin Brussels Lima London Nairobi New Delhi Washington     Dear friends, When compiling our latest newsletter, we realized just how eventful the last three months have been. From the Indian government’s creation of a task force to investigate offshore accounts to the Queen of England’s speech announcing the UK’s …

Today’s Top Stories from GFI: New Money Laundering Video

    Thursday, November 7, 2013 Government Must Shut Down Corporate Tax Havens Spain’s New Law on Transparency A Good First Step EU Countries Must Do More to Combat Corruption by Better Protecting Whistleblowers Statement on the US and the Open Government Partnership BBC Broadcast – British PM in Transparency …

Today’s Top Stories from GFI: Russia’s offshore cash switches seas in search of a new tax haven

  Wednesday, August 21, 2013 Interactions between Small- and Large-Scale Corruption in China Increasing [Amicable] Cooperation on Offshore Tax Evasion Income Inequality, Wealth, and Illicit Financial Flows in Asia Taxcast Episode 19: July 2013 Looking Forward: Poverty in 2015 G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Communique Released Clips Tax …

FOLLOW THE FISH! Spencer Beebe is helping to build the 21st century deep green economy in the Pacific Northwest. By Ellie Winninghoff

FOLLOW THE FISH   Spencer Beebe is helping to build the 21st century deep green economy in the Pacific Northwest.   By Ellie Winninghoff   If rainforests are so important, why doesn’t anybody worry about the rainforest of the Pacific Northwest? That’s a question that plagued Spencer Beebe when he …

Today’s Top Stories from GFI: When capital flies, but corruption stays behind

  Friday March 29, 2013 No More Shifty Business: Campaigners Call for New Tax Rules Farming for Rats: Perverse Incentives and Illicit Financial Flows Illicit Wealth and Enormous Tax Dodging Fuel Inequality Task Force Recommendations to the BRICS Summit 2013 Taxcast Episode #15: March 2013 HSBC by the Numbers Clips …

European Community Designs Protect Industrial Designs That May Not Be Protected in the US and Elsewhere

October 2012 Quarterly Clean-Tech Law Alert Legal Insight for the Clean-Tech Community Partner Announcement Clean Edge has teamed up with Mintz Levin to provide key legal updates for the clean-tech community on a quarterly basis. The following articles and legal updates were written by Mintz Levin. See contact information at …

G20 Communiqué Hits Some Priorities, Misses Others

G20 Communiqué Hits Some Priorities, Misses Others June 21, 2012 By Nick Mathiason Nick Mathiason is the Assistant Communications Director of the Task Force, and also works as a business correspondent at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. He was previously Business Correspondent at the Guardian and Observer newspapers for 10 …