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Social Bonds Come of Age with Covid-19 Bond Surge

June 3, 2020

Growing acceptance of Covid-19 bonds is expected to translate to increased investor attention paid to social bonds and other investments that support the UN’ Sustainable Development Goals.

News Brief: Gotham Greens Grows in Colorado as Beyond Meat, Starbucks Partner in China

May 31, 2020

We take a look at how Gotham Greens is helping solve food security issues, Apeel Science attaining unicorn status, a giant coal plant that’s being shut in favor of wind energy, and more.

Managers Tighten Up Their Due Diligence to Find the Best Green Bonds

May 22, 2020

As the green bond market grows rapidly, leading investors and consultants describe how they assess each bond’s impact and avoid “green washing.”

News Briefing: Coronavirus Hits Cleantech Investments Too -- But a Few Bright Spots Emerge

April 22, 2020

Investments in renewable energy and other cleantech investments are set to tumble, at least temporarily, due to the impact of COVID-19. Still, there are a few bright spots as some policymakers push ahead...

Carbon Reduction in Investment Portfolios Held Back by Poor Data Availability

April 10, 2020

A growing number of big investors are looking to reduce their portfolio’s carbon emissions. Improved corporate disclosure will make those efforts far more successful.

Deeper into Data: Gender Lens Investing Gains Nuance with Improved Data

March 26, 2020

Managers say it’s gotten easier to get information on companies’ policies around gender issues. But more improvement is needed if gender-lens investing is to continue to grow.

Gender-Lens Investing Picks Up Steam, Powers Past Skepticism

March 20, 2020

On International Women’s Day in early March, hundreds of thousands of people -- both women and men -- marched in cities around the world in support of women’s rights and gender equality. They did...

Asian Investors Pressure Companies in to Shift to ESG Investing

March 12, 2020

Growing investor interest in ESG is driving improvements in climate risk and other ESG disclosure. But more is needed, experts say.

Fundraising Update: KKR, Generate Each Top $1B for Cleantech Funds

February 29, 2020

We take a look at fundraising by KKR, Generate Capital and others, and also explore where some oil majors are putting their cleantech dollars to work.