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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.
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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.

Investing in an Ocean Economy

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by Arturo Tabuenca, founder of Blue Marble Investments and EarthFolio 

How Sustainable Investing and Shareholder Activism Can Save Our Oceans

The Challenge for Coal Sector of Net Zero and a Just Transition

By Noora Puro, Manager – GRI Sector Program
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As the build-up continues to the pandemic-delayed UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), all eyes – and hopefully all agendas – are on how to reach net-zero carbon emissions. And as the International Energy Agency (IEA) made clear in its recent Net Zero by 2050 report, this aim will fall short without a radical decrease this decade in the share of coal in global energy generation.

Sharper Focus on Sustainability in Sectors

Public comment open for two draft GRI Sector Standards – covering agriculture, aquaculture, fishing, and coal
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May 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ - A consultation has launched to gather feedback on two proposed new Standards under GRI’s Sector Program, which will increase transparency within sectors by focusing attention on the sustainability issues that matter most.

Adding to the Oil and Gas Sector Standard, which is currently being finalized, the GRI Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) has announced exposure drafts for:

Restoration Fuels, LLC Receives FSC® Chain of Custody Certification

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GREENVILLE, S.C. , Restoration Fuels, LLC, has earned Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) Chain of Custody Certification by SCS Global Services for the first commercial-scale torrefaction facility in North America, located in John Day, Oregon. Restoration Fuel’s FSC trademark license code is FSC-C162426. Restoration Fuels is a subsidiary of the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (Endowment). It is the largest investment in the history of the Endowment.

The Outlook for Renewable Energy

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by Lydia Miller, Senior Vice President at Dana Investment Advisors 

The last decade was quite a remarkable period for renewable energy growth. In 2019, estimates indicate new capacity additions were slightly more than 70 percent renewables and over half of newly commissioned utility-scale renewable power generation provided electricity at a lower cost than the cheapest new fossil fuel powered source.

New Analysis Shows Momentum Building to Decarbonize the Power Sector

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Before the pandemic, power sector emissions fell eight percent as the economy grew.

Coal generation continued to decline as renewable energy expanded and more corporations committed to net-zero carbon emission goals.

CLP Announces New Decarbonisation Actions Under Climate Vision 2050

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December 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ - CLP Holdings Limited (CLP) today announced its latest decarbonisation actions under the updated Climate Vision 2050, pledging not to invest in any additional coal-fired generation capacity and to progressively phase out all remaining coal assets by 2050.

What Mainstream Means for Sustainable Investing

In 2020 and Beyond
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by Lydia Miller, Senior Vice President, Dana Investment Advisors 

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