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December 11, 2020 NRG Energy Issues Sustainability-Linked Bond Worth $900MSource: NRG Energy
NRG Energy Inc. NRG becomes the first North American company to issue Sustainability-Linked Bond (SLB) as it completes issuing senior secured first lien notes worth $900 million. The proceeds will be utilized to complete the...
December 11, 2020 NY pension fund sets 2040 net-zero goal, divestment review planSource: S&P Global
The third-largest pension fund in the U.S. announced plans to decarbonize fully by 2040 and begin a four-year review of its energy sector investments for potential divestment.
Source: Global Compliance News
The European Commission has launched a public consultation seeking views on sustainable corporate governance. Responses to the consultation will help shape the European Commission’s legislative proposals next year regarding...
November 19, 2020 Canada’s Leading Financial Institutions Commit $5 Million to Institute for Sustainable FinanceSource: BusinessWire
The Institute for Sustainable Finance (ISF) today announced that Canada’s big five banks, TD Bank Group, Scotiabank, CIBC, BMO and RBC, have committed $5 million to support ISF’s mission of aligning mainstream financial markets...
November 17, 2020 Tesla (TSLA) surges on finally getting greenlight to join S&P500Source: Electrek
Tesla (TSLA) is officially going to join the S&P500 and it is sending the stock price on a wild ride in after-hour trading... lining up profits in now 5 quarters in a row and seeing its valuation surge to become one of the...
October 13, 2020 Should ESG view sustainability as a quicksand problem?Source: Responsible Investor
A profound flaw is becoming apparent in the ESG community's strategy to protect the environment by diverting financial flows in more sustainable directions.
September 25, 2020 Fifth Third Bancorp Sets $8 Billion Sustainable Finance GoalSource: Environmental and Energy Leader
The bank’s sustainable finance goal includes lending commitments and financing for renewable energy (solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, and hydropower). It also includes the financing of projects like the Bancroft Station Solar...
September 11, 2020 UBS advises private clients to pick 'sustainable' investmentsSource: Reuters
LONDON - UBS Group (UBSG.S) said on Thursday that it would advise private clients investing globally to choose sustainable investments over more traditional options, the first major financial institution to do so.
September 8, 2020 The asphalt on roads is driving air pollutionSource: Sustainability Times
If we wanted to pinpoint the main source of air pollution on roads, we would point at the vehicles. But there is another source of air pollution on roads, scientists say, and that source is the asphalt used in the roads...
Index funds investing in companies that rate highly on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors have received a boost during Covid-19, with increased interest in stakeholder capitalism.
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