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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.

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.

Sustainable Investing: The Enduring Revolution

Outlook for 2020 and Beyond

by Leslie Samuelrich, President of Green Century Funds 

The climate crisis is precipitating a sustainable investment revolution, and I think that revolution will endure in 2020.

When the environmentally-responsible mutual fund company that I lead was founded in 1991, the average investor was not concerned about sustainability. Times have changed. Nearly 80 percent of respondents to a recent study said that they “love the idea of investing in companies that care about the same issues” as them. This isn’t just lip service.

US Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends

Executive Summary of the New Report

US sustainable, responsible and impact (SRI) investing continues to expand. The total US-domiciled assets under management using SRI strategies grew from $6.57 trillion at the start of 2014 to $8.72 trillion at the start of 2016, an increase of 33 percent, as shown in Figure A. These assets now account for more than one out of every five dollars under professional management in the United States. Weekly Highlights May 13,2013

SHQ Highlights May 13,2013

In this newsletter we bring you the results of our continuous monitoring of important ESG / sustainability developments in recent days.  We select highlights of news, commentary and research from literally hundreds of possible choices each week.  We call your attention to commentary (top, below) of Mike Wallace, the leader of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Focal Point USA efforts. Weekly Highlights February 28 ,2013 Weekly Highlights February 28 ,2013

You don't have to tell residents in the northeast USA, where Hurricane Sandy combined its tropical moisture with a deep, cold upper air flow last fall and formed "the perfect storm." Nor do you need to remind people in the American Midwest, where back-to-back snowstorms over the past several weeks followed a warmer-than-normal January. Indeed, our climate is becoming more and more “unusual.” Weekly Highlights February 21,2013 Weekly Highlights February 21,2013


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