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Green Bond-anza: Making Sense of the Categories

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By Benjamin J. Bailey, Praxis Mutual Funds & Everence Financial

With the recent announcement that the European Union will begin issuing green bonds starting in October of 2021 and predictions that have annual green bond issuance hitting $1 trillion by 2023, many have been left wondering: “What exactly is a green bond?”

Green Bond's Awkward Kid Brother (Sustainability-linked Bonds) Enters the Market

How they could help finance the transition of carbon-heavy companies, but only if the issuers are serious about climate.
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by Kari Huus of US Green Bonds Review from Climate & Capital Media 

The green bond market is on fire, channeling record funds into climate-friendly projects around the globe — and at a relatively low cost to issuers. Green bonds offer a promising synergy between investors with trillions of dollars chasing ESG products and the need for climate finance, especially in developing countries where access to affordable debt is essential to install those solar arrays, wind turbines and other infrastructure to underpin a new green economy.

The Rise in Green Bonds: What This Means for Investors and Our Planet

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by Leslie Samuelrich, President of Green Century Capital Mgmt and Green Century Funds 

In the first half of 2021, the total value of new green bonds issued reached $248.1 billion, more than the value of all bonds issued in all of 2020.

USTMA, The Ray and University of Missouri Release Findings on Benefits of Rubber Modified Asphalt and Call for Additional Research

Rubber modified asphalt is a proven circular solution for scrap tires that provides cost savings, extends pavement life and reduces noise; more research needed to close data gaps
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The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA), in partnership with the University of Missouri and The Ray, a nonprofit proving ground for sustainable transportation technologies, have published a state of knowledge report that assessed existing research on the economic, performance and environmental benefits of using ground tire rubber (GTR) in asphalt.

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The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA), in partnership with the University of Missouri and The Ray, a nonprofit proving ground for sustainable transportation technologies, have published a state of knowledge report that assessed existing research on the economic, performance and environmental benefits of using ground tire rubber (GTR) in asphalt.

Hydrogen Could Be America's Energy Future

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by Nicholaus Rohleder for Climate and Capital Media 

Clean burning hydrogen fuel is finally coming into its own, and it could shape the future of U.S. energy.

Betterment Harvest: Investing in Ag-Tech in Appalachia

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by Mark LaVerghetta, Co-Founder and Chief Governance Officer of Land Betterment

We are at the forefront of a transformational shift throughout the Appalachian region and parts of the Midwest. As the United States incrementally and increasingly migrates away from fossil fuels as an energy source, the region has been left with a tremendous void in terms of lost economic opportunity. That is where Land Betterment comes in with it's two main divisions, Environmental Solutions and Sustainable Development,

Making a Difference: One Company's Mission to Put Sustainability at the Heart of All It Does

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In April 2019, the Life Science business of Merck* launched a four-year initiative that was aimed at improving its sustainability efforts when it came to packaging. For a global business shipping around 30,000 packages every day, the task was enormous. From reducing the overall amount of packaging it was using, maximising recycling, improving plastics sustainability and even targeting zero deforestation, the initiative was a statement of intent by the business to begin to understand its environmental impact – and do something about it.

BVCI Names Scean Cherry as Labor Relations Chief

New vice president will lead company’s interaction with trade unions, key industry groups
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., December 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Looking to bolster its steady collaboration with union contract workers, BVCI has turned to employee relations veteran Scean Cherry as its new Vice President of Labor Relations. In his new role for BVCI, Cherry will be the primary interface with local, regional and international representatives of building and construction trade unions while engaging key industry groups. BVCI is a wholly owned subsidiary of global infrastructure solutions provider Black & Veatch.

Within Our Reach - Equitable Local Economies Through Action and Investment

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by Sydney England, of LOCUS Impact Investing 

The intersection of a global pandemic and reinvigorated demands for racial equity and social justice has created a gut-check moment for communities across the country, one that calls for a “new model” of place-based philanthropy. Now is the time to re-imagine a community and economy that work for all and re-invest to make them happen.

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