MEDIA RELEASE: NEW REPORT SHOWS THAT ESG CAN MITIGATE RISK, PROVIDE VALUE IN DEBT CAPITAL MARKETS

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

MEDIA RELEASE LONDON, 18 September 2014 – Analysis of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues such as corruption and climate change should be considered as a natural fit for fixed income investors as it can help to manage risk and identify credit strength, according to a new report released by …

News @NEON – New Observatory Director, new airborne data, and more

Jay Owen Earth Systems Science

  Fall 2014  In this issue Observatory Director New airborne data available New higher education video on LiDAR data Construction updates Fall into Phenology 2014 NEON summer intern blogs Call for papers: Understanding uncertainty in remotely sensed vegetation data products New jobs in NEON science NEON hires new Observatory Director …

EIB issues new climate bond with longer tenor (12yr), EUR 500m ($657m), coupon 1.25%, AAA. Takes EIB total climate bond issuance to EUR 6bn!

Jay Owen Green Prosperity

EIB issues new climate bond with longer tenor (12yr), EUR 500m ($657m), coupon 1.25%, AAA. Takes EIB total climate bond issuance to EUR 6bn! Posted: Sep 4, 2014 by Sean Kidney European investors yesterday snapped up a new Euro denominated “Climate Awareness Bond”(link is external) from EIB. With double the tenor of the …

PTF Releases 2013 Annual Report

Jay Owen Global Citizen

PTF Releases 2013 Annual Report Key activities and achievements in 2013 featured, highlighting the incubation of innovative solutions, scale-up of successful approaches, and sharing of lessons learned The Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF) advances innovative citizen-led approaches to improve governance, increase transparency, promote the rule of law and reduce corruption in …

The China Greentech Report 2014: Greener, Smarter, More Productive

Jay Owen Green Prosperity, SRI/ESG News, Greentech

 August 27, 2014   Dear Friends of China Greentech:   Today we release The China Greentech Report 2014: Greener, Smarter, More Productive, the fifth in a series that was first launched at the World Economic Forum in 2009. You can download the full Report in now by visiting: www.report.china-greentech.com   This year’s Report asserts …

Forget Innovation — Responsible Products Drive 70% of New Product Growth

Jay Owen Sustainability News, Trendspotting

A recent Boston Consulting Group (BCG) research report showed responsible products accounted for two-thirds of grocery product growth in 2013. That’s a pretty incredible number considering how grocery brands have been struggling. The number that has been getting the press in recent years has been the growth in private label to 18 …

Energy Self-Reliant States: On the air talking solar ownership!

Jay Owen Community Development Solutions, Resource Efficiency, Greentech

On the air talking solar ownership! Community solar gardens are now set to grow in Minnesota, but the PUC decision shows a few weeds that were planted in the original rules for solar adopted in 2013. And I’m on the air talking solar ownership with Arnie Arnesen on WNHN. If …

The new GTM Research report U.S. Solar Carport Market 2014-2018: Landscape, Outlook and Leading Companies is now available

Jay Owen Resource Efficiency, Greentech

The new GTM Research report U.S. Solar Carport Market 2014-2018: Landscape, Outlook and Leading Companies is now available Released today, GTM Research’s newest report is the industry’s most comprehensive analysis of the burgeoning U.S. solar carport market. The solar carport market has become an increasingly substantial sector within the non-residential solar market …

Toward an Inclusive TPP Trade Pact

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance

Toward an Inclusive TPP Trade Pact   By Dr. Harsha Vardhana Singh*   NEW YORK, Aug  2014 (IPS) – The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations have been hitting headlines recently, but not for all the right reasons. The media provides an incomplete picture of its implications, focusing mainly on its process …

Legislators, Corporations Gather For Secret Meeting Against Clean Energy And You’re Not Invited

Jay Owen Trendspotting

AP/John Hanna Legislators, Corporations Gather For Secret Meeting Against Clean Energy And You’re Not Invited by Ari Phillips Posted on July 28, 2014 After maintaining a low profile for decades, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) received widespread exposure in recent years for backing Florida’s controversial Stand Your Ground law, …