ESG / Sustainable & Responsible Investment

Asset Owners & Managers, Ratings Agencies

Aligned Energy receives $1B green loan package for refinancing   
September 01, 2020
Source: S&P Global - Aligned Energy LLC received a $1 billion loan package to refinance debt. TD Securities was administrative agent.
California approves largest ever utility program to expand EV charging   
August 31, 2020
Source: Reuters - alifornia on Thursday approved a $437 million effort to build thousands of electric vehicle chargers, its utility regulator said, calling it the nation’s largest ever utility program to expand charging infrastructure.
Cboe Global (CBOE) to Introduce S&P 500 ESG Index Options   
August 28, 2020
Source: NASDAQ - CBOE is set to introduce options on the S&P 500 ESG Index, as part of its plans to expand its suite of products tied to S&P Dow Jones Indices. Subject to regulatory review, the new options are scheduled for launch on Sep 21, 2020.
A Chance for the EU to Become the Green Bond King   
August 27, 2020
Source: Bloomberg - The green bond market has blossomed, with annual global issuance growing fivefold in the past half-decade. To become a fully fledged asset class, it needs a benchmark borrower. That’s a role the European Union is well placed to...
The rise (and rise) of sustainability-linked finance   
August 25, 2020
Source: GreenBiz - One silver lining of this horrific moment is the rise of loans, bonds and other financial instruments linked to sustainability outcomes. In this sense, "sustainability" is broadly defined to include environmental issues as well...
The 2020 GRESB Benchmark expands its coverage to US $5.3 trillion AuM amid growing demand for comparable and reliable ESG data   
August 24, 2020
Source: GRESB - We’re excited to announce that participation in the GRESB Assessments has grown by 18% this year to cover the ESG performance of more than 1,700 real estate and infrastructure portfolios and assets. This increase comes despite...
Long-Term Investors Now Hold Sway Over ESG    
August 20, 2020
Source: Bloomberg - Investors are having more success on climate change, and increasingly are pushing companies on human rights, diversity and pay equity.
$16T Investor Network Develops First-Ever Framework for Net-Zero Investing   
August 20, 2020
Source: Sustainable Brands - The Net Zero Investment Framework aims to maximize investor contribution to decarbonization of global economy, helping keep rise in global temperatures below 1.5°C.
Occidental financing major CO2 removal plant in Texas   
August 20, 2020
Source: Yahoo Finance/Reuters - A unit of U.S. oil and gas producer Occidental Petroleum Corp said on Wednesday that it will finance development of the largest ever facility to pull carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere through a process known as direct air...
Sustainability-linked bonds: the new face of transition finance   
August 19, 2020
Source: JDSupra - n the wake of the unprecedented success of sustainability-linked loans, the concept of linking a debt instrument to sustainability performance and its utility was quickly adopted by the bond market with the creation of...
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