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 …

We are proud to announce that the China Greentech Initiative (CGTI) team has joined the Paulson Institute

September 10, 2014   Dear China Greentech Community,   We are proud to announce that the China Greentech Initiative (CGTI) team has joined the Paulson Institute (PI), in a move that will take our work to new heights. At the Paulson Institute, the CGTI team, capabilities and assets will support the expansion …

  July 23, 2014 CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS The Road to Renewable Raw Materials Is Paved with Strategic Partnerships As the demand to reduce our carbon footprint intensifies, companies are looking for appropriate replacements for fossil fuel-based raw materials. To meet this challenge, a number of forward-thinking chemical companies are developing …

ACEEE: GERMANY, ITALY, EU, CHINA, AND FRANCE TOP GLOBAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY RANKINGS

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Patrick Kiker, [email protected], 202.507.4043     ACEEE: GERMANY, ITALY, EU, CHINA, AND FRANCE TOP GLOBAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY RANKINGS   U.S. Places 13th Out of 16, Behind Australia, India, and South Korea; Germany Wins “World Cup” of Energy Efficiency: 2nd International Scorecard Evaluates 16 Leading World Economies on …

CDP: US Utilities Now Pricing Carbon as Part of Core Business Strategy

June 30, 2014 NEW METRICS CDP: US Utilities Now Pricing Carbon as Part of Core Business Strategy In response to increasing recognition of climate risk, fresh insights into how a price on carbon pollution might benefit companies and the US economy as a whole were released Friday in a new …

Towards Environmental Sustainability in the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Three Transformative Levers

Towards Environmental Sustainability in the Post-2015 Development Agenda:  Three Transformative Levers Written by Alvin Leong (LLM, JD), Fellow at the Pace Center for Environmental Legal Studies. He can be contacted at [email protected] First posted by Post2015.org, a site facilitated by the Overseas Development Institute. The co-chairs of the Open Working Group …

GreenMoney Mar14_Sustainable Business Leaders & Trends

The State of Green Business Report     by Joel Makower, Chairman & Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group     The State of Green Business Report, seventh annual assessment of corporate sustainability trends and metrics, was released earlier this year. It paints a picture that is both optimistic and highly problematic – a perfect metaphor …

“Harvard Quality with BuzzFeed Agility” – Chief Digital Officers Explore Digital Disruption in Education (VIDEO)

“Harvard Quality with BuzzFeed Agility” – Chief Digital Officers Explore Digital Disruption in Education (VIDEO) academia and caused as much hype, consternation, and panic in such a short period.” The technology in question relates to MOOCs: Massive Open Online Courses. And that pronouncement was made by Sree Sreenivasan, former Chief …

Mapping the global transition to the solar age

Press Release Global Futurist Solar Age”   February 11, 2014, St. Augustine, FL — On Tuesday, February11, 2014, ICAEW and Tomorrow’s Company launched Hazel Henderson’s publication ‘Mapping the Global Transition to the Solar Age: From “Economism” to Earth Systems Science‘, at the Chartered Accountants’ Hall, Moorgate Place, challenges which are …

TBLI Conference

“Connecting the Dots” At TBLI conference USA 2014, attendees are invited to choose from 16 sessions, divided into three ‘Tracks’: ESG, Impact Investing and Sector-specific Analysis. Those seeking an introduction to global developments and state-of-the-art in the sector, will find a set of workshops on “Trends”. The program opens with plenary sessions on “Trends …