Green Bond Investments to Get Updated Guidelines - The Minute

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Wall Street has bought into the concept of green bonds in a big way. But now, investors are asking, what are they, exactly? Last year, a consortium of firms produced voluntary guidelines, called “The Green Bond Principles.” These principles defined green bonds as investments that pay for renewable energy, clean transportation, and energy efficiency projects. Those broad terms are, of course, subject to interpretation. Now, investment institutions such as BlackRock and Pacific Investment Management have asked for more detailed guidelines.

International Effort Moves Forward to Develop Global Standard for Corporate Sustainability Ratings

Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR) Releases Principles that will Guide Accreditation Process
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WASHINGTON, DC, December 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR) today announced the key set of core Principles it will use for accrediting sustainability ratings worldwide.

The year long effort included close participation from leaders in the investment and corporate communities – among those, Aviva, Deutsche Bank, Bloomberg L.P., BBVA, TIAA-CREF and UBS who are members of GISR’s core committees; and AMD, UPS, Vale, Disney, Bosch and Bayer who are members of GISR’s technical working group.

A Single Measure, Unbiased Results: Ceres, Tellus Unveil Global Initiative for a Standardized, Comprehensive Corporate Sustainability Rating

Cacophony of Sustainability Ratings Feeds Corporate “Survey Fatigue,” Plus Cherry Picking, Conflicts of Interest; New Rating Will Drive Capital to Sustainability Leaders
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) June 9, 2011 - WASHINGTON, DC – Ceres and Tellus Institute, two leading organizations that work with companies, investors and nonprofit groups to embed sustainable practices in capital markets, today announced the launch of an initiative to create and bring to widespread adoption a single standard for rating the sustainability performance of companies.

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