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How Green Bonds Will Fund a Green Future

By Tiffanie Wong CFA, Salima Lamdouar, and Patrick O'Connell CFA
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More securities labeled as environmental, social and governance (ESG) bonds are being issued by a wider variety of companies than ever before. This is a welcome development, because such financing will play a critical role in the global transition to a greener world. But not all ESG-labeled bonds are equal. To fund a genuinely green future, investors will need to separate the grain from the chaff.

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.

Verizon Completes Final Allocation of Its Second $1 Billion Green Bond

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NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2021, /3BL Media/ – Recently, Verizon issued its Green Bond Impact Report, outlining the full allocation of the nearly $1 billion of net proceeds from its second green bond.

Verizon became the first U.S. telecom company to issue a green bond back in February 2019. In September 2020, the company issued its second green bond, and remains the only U.S. telecommunications company to complete the full allocation of two green bonds.

Sustainable Ocean Investing: Opportunities Abound in the Blue Economy

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by Ted Janilus, founder of Investable Oceans 

ESG and sustainable investing have taken center stage in asset management. Climate and now oceans are leaders in this elevation with a proliferation of products, firms, and frameworks increasingly on investors’ radar screens. This is good news: the oceans are becoming broadly investable, with market-based opportunities across all sectors of the Blue Economy. These cover the entire asset allocation pie chart – equites, fixed income, private equity and venture capital.

Moody's - Sustainable Bond Issuance to Hit a Record $650 Billion in 2021

Summary: 
  • Moody's forecasts $375 billion of green bonds, $150 billion of social bonds, $125 billion of sustainability bonds in 2021
  • Sustainable bonds could represent 8-10% of total global bond issuance in 2021
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  • Moody's forecasts $375 billion of green bonds, $150 billion of social bonds, $125 billion of sustainability bonds in 2021
  • Sustainable bonds could represent 8-10% of total global bond issuance in 2021

Why Climate Finance? Why Now?

by John Howell of Climate & Capital Media and Climate Finance Weekly
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“Why climate finance,” you might ask? In 25 years of reporting on sustainable business, I have become fascinated by the pivotal relationship between capital and innovative solutions to climate-related issues.

2020s Will Be Decade of ESG

By Shanny Basar
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Marie Dzanis, head of Europe, Middle East and Africa for Northern Trust Asset Management, said 2019 was the year that environmental, social and governance strategies came to the fore, but the industry is now entering the decade of ESG.

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