SSgA bond strategy ‘cornerstone of broader platform’

kristy Green Prosperity, SRI/ESG News

SSgA bond strategy ‘cornerstone of broader platform’
State Street Global Advisors’ recently announced “high-quality green bond strategy” is expected to be the first part of a broader environmental fixed-income platform, its head of environmental, social and governance investing told Environmental Finance. More >>>

US wind power sector soaring – AWEA
The US wind power sector is soaring thanks in large part to a tax policy that makes it attractive to investors, but the uncertainty surrounding those very incentives is casting a cloud over the future, according to the American Wind Energy Association. More >>>

Looking for leverage
There is a chronic need for finance for low-carbon infrastructure and companies – yet a dearth of suitable investment products, Green Investment Bank adviser Dima Rifai tells Mark Nicholls

Derwent to step down as IETA head
The president and CEO of the International Emissions Trading Association has given notice that he is to step down. More >>>

European utility strikes African biomass deal
Biomass producer Africa Renewables has secured a five-year deal with Danish utility and trading company Verdo to supply thousands of tonnes of woodchips from old rubber trees in Ghana – doubling Africa’s biomass exports, AfriRen claims. More >>>

Alternative investment funds embracing ESG – US SIF
The number of funds and the amount of money in alternative investments that incorporate environmental, social and governance criteria has grown solidly this year in the US, according to a report by the US SIF Foundation. More >>>

Sovereign bonds to be analysed for ecological risk
A project to inform sovereign bond investors about the ecological risks they face was launched last week. More >>>

Asian companies prefer emissions trading to a carbon tax
Many Asian companies outside Japan expect to face regulations governing their carbon emissions in the next five years – and most have a clear preference for emissions trading over a carbon tax. More >>>