[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 …

The BRICS nations are going to have their own bank. They say it’s going to be nothing like the World Bank. But don’t bank on it.

https://www.opendemocracy.net/od-russia/john-weeks/brics-bank The BRICS bank The BRICS nations are going to have their own bank. They say it’s going to be nothing like the World Bank. But don’t bank on it. John Weeks , July 15, 2014 For many years, various officials of governments in Africa, Asia and Latin America have …

EESI Expands Residential Energy Efficiency Initiative with New Grant

EESI Expands Residential Energy Efficiency Initiative with New Grant             For more information, contact: Amaury Laporte at (202) 662-1884 or [email protected] Friday, July 25, 2014–The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) is proud to announce the expansion of its on-bill financing initiative into a national effort …

Incubating a non-dollar architecture

from  our Advisory Board member ,Frank  Bracho, Venezuela’s former ambassador to  India Incubating a non-dollar architecture The launch of the BRICS bank can now give the member countries confidence to experiment with other geoeconomic ambitions. Incubating a non-dollar financial architecture can be the next goal. There are existing models to …

Lending Club Records a $1B Quarter

Lending Club?s Billion-Dollar Quarter [Infographic] — Lending Club, one of the leading peer-to-peer lending platforms around, announced last week that it recorded its first billion-dollar quarter. The company has now facilitated over $5 billion dollars in loans since it was founded back in 2007. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS OurCrowd Hits $60M in …

BRICS to launch World Bank and IMF rivals

With thanks to  our Advisory Board member,  author/economist,Frank Bracho, Venezuela ‘s former ambassador to  India ~ Hazel Henderson, Editor Americas BRICS to launch World Bank and IMF rivals Russia and Brazil throw weight behind proposal to rival Western-run institutions, a day before summit in Fortaleza. Last updated: 15 Jul 2014 …

2013 Annual Report looks back at a formative year

      Investments for social good       Share this email:     Like     Tweet     Forward           Newsletter May 2014               Note to subscribers: we apologize for the blank email sent yesterday–our email provider …

Calvert Foundation: 2013 Annual Report | Microfinance in Kyrgyzstan | Diaspora learnings

2013 Annual Report, microfinance in Kyrgyzstan, and diaspora learnings.           Investments for social good       Share this email:     Like     Tweet     Forward           Newsletter May 2014               Note to …

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 …

Homeland Security set for next Wall St collapse

By Ellen Brown Reports are that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is engaged in a massive, covert military buildup. An article in the Associated Press in February confirmed an open purchase order by DHS for 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition. According to an op-ed in Forbes, that’s enough to sustain an Iraq-sized war …