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 …

MEDIA RELEASE: Time to re-engineer the UN Staff Pension Fund

Ethical Markets has long advocated the UN Pension Fund take the lead by re-structuring its portfolio in line with its employees ‘ values ! I recall my meeting in 1998 at the UN H.Q. with John Ruggie and Georg Kell , arranged for me by my friend Maurice Strong .I …

ESRA Online Course in English (1 – 19 September 2014)

              Upcoming Course:   From 1 to 19 September, 2014   Registrations       The ESRA Online Course aims to provide managers, leaders and analysts in commercial, corporate, investment and retail banking with the tools for environmental and social risks analysis, to facilitate the identification, assessment …

[Climate Bonds] Just in case you were wondering … $3.93bn of “labelled” green bonds issued so far in 2014. More coming – up to $1bn expected next week

Climate Bonds has posted a new item, ‘Just in case you were wondering … $3.93bn of “labelled” green bonds issued so far in 2014. More coming – up to $1bn expected next week‘ Lots of activity. For a discussion of what we mean by “labelled”, see our review of 2013. Issuer …

Press advisory — Specialist fund manager appointed to prestigious UN role

We at Ethical Markets  congratulate   Matthew J. Kiernan ,PhD.  for this  well -deserved   appointment   and  congratulate UNEP-FI for this brilliant choice .     Dr  Kiernan is a member of our Advisory Board  – Hazel Henderson, Editor-in-Chief   PRESS ADVISORY For Immediate Release Specialist Fund Manager Appointed to Prestigious United Nations Role …

Guiseppe La Manna, CEO, EcoLogix

Ethical Markets welcomes Giuseppe La Manna to our Advisory Board Giuseppe La Manna – since 1979, has been an entrepreneur in the sales representative area for the producing divs. of Emerson Electric, Rosemount, MicroMotion and Rosemount Analytical. Recognized by Emerson for his outstanding leadership by being the rep company that provided …

[Climate Bonds] Breaking News: Korea Exp-Imp Bank issuing a 5yr AA3 GreenBond (benchmark size: $500m+). Books have just opened

[Climate Bonds] Breaking News: Korea Exp-Imp Bank issuing a 5yr AA3 GreenBond (benchmark size: $500m+). Books have just opened Books have just opened. Joint lead managers are SEB and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. This will mark the first climate bond out of Korea, coming out at a solid size …