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Climate Change Matters to Investors and Leaders

by Carl R. Tannenbaum, Ryan James Boyle, and Vaibhav Tandon
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I was born too early to benefit much from Sesame Street, but I still loved The Muppets. Kermit the Frog was my favorite character; alternatively in full control and overwhelmed, Kermit struggled to make sense of the nonsensical. To this day, there are times that I feel confronted with the same challenge.

Kermit produced numerous pearls of wisdom, such as: 

“Beware of advice from experts, pigs, and members of Parliament.” 

“It’s nice to be important. But it’s important to be nice.” 

Clean and Green: Duke Energy Issues Second Green Bond

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  • Duke Energy Progress becomes second Duke Energy subsidiary to issue clean energy investment opportunity
  • Company collaborates with diversity-owned banks for $600 million transaction
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  • Duke Energy Progress becomes second Duke Energy subsidiary to issue clean energy investment opportunity
  • Company collaborates with diversity-owned banks for $600 million transaction

Green Bond Assessments Scale to New Markets

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“Our Green Bond Assessment on Nigeria’s maiden sovereign green bond provided guidance to investors on how the country intends to finance and, ultimately, realize its Paris Agreement commitments.” Rahul Ghosh Senior Vice President, ESG & Green Bonds, Moody’s Investors Service

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“Our Green Bond Assessment on Nigeria’s maiden sovereign green bond provided guidance to investors on how the country intends to finance and, ultimately, realize its Paris Agreement commitments.” Rahul Ghosh Senior Vice President, ESG & Green Bonds, Moody’s Investors Service

VIDEO | Barclays Citizenship Awards: Azure Power Team Uses Green Bonds to Finance Solar Projects

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Azure Power raised $500 million from green bonds, with help from our team, to finance solar power projects, contributing to India’s goal to move towards 40% electricity generation from non-fossil sources by 2030.

Barclays Citizenship Awards

Citizenship can take many different forms – from supporting entrepreneurs to helping young people develop their employment skills. The annual Barclays Citizenship Awards recognise those colleagues who make that difference and create opportunities to rise.

Ceres: Clean Energy Opportunities Align With Investment Fundamentals

Savvy investors are starting to understand the expanding opportunities in clean energy
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Now that clean energy has gone mainstream, there is an array of existing and emerging opportunities to scale up clean energy investments while also meeting investors’ risk-return requirements. Across asset classes, clean energy opportunities are available that align with investment fundamentals such as long-term risk diversification. Savvy investors are now moving to understand the expanding opportunities in the clean energy sector, recognizing that this market is growing in terms of the breadth and quality of available opportunities.

Financial Services Support a Low-Carbon Economy

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In markets around the world, BNY Mellon is working to support clients in ways that have a positive impact on the environment and society, including by facilitating the issuance of green bonds. These securities are an innovative tool for driving capital to sustainable investment; in 2017, global green bond issuance totaled a record $155.5 billion, and volume could reach $250 billion to $300 billion in 2018, according to research from the Climate Bonds Initiative.

The Green Bond Opportunity

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As the global green bond market continues to see significant growth, it is also attracting a larger and wider issuer base. This growth reflects $155.5 billion in labeled green bonds, incorporated into a larger $895 billion universe of climate-aligned bonds that contribute to a low-carbon economy.

Use of green bond proceeds shows how issuers are raising capital to conserve energy and resources, transform transportation systems and protect water, land and forests.

5 Investment Ideas to Celebrate Earth Day 2018

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BALTIMORE, April 20, 2018 /3BL Media/  Legg Mason, Inc., the global asset management firm, has $159 billion of total long-term AUM (as of March 31, 2017) invested in Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) products and strategies. To celebrate Earth Day 2018, its investment affiliates have provided five ways in which ESG factors can be used to identify solid investments that care for the future of our environment. Long tracked by institutions, ESG factors are an increasingly critical priority for retail investors.

Sustainable Growth: Barclays Launches New Range of Green Finance Products

by Madeleine Cuff
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Barclays has become the first UK bank to launch a range of green finance products to help its corporate clients fund low-carbon projects and investments.

The new range, launched today, includes loans, deposits, asset finance and innovation finance for accelerating green investment in firms, from small businesses to large corporates.

UK First As Barclays Issues €500m Green Bond

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Barclays PLC has successfully priced and issued a 0.625% €500m green bond.  This is a first for the UK market, as it represents the first green bond issued by a UK bank, using UK assets.  The transaction was well received, attracting a final order book of €1.85bn.

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