Investors Prefer Sustainable Investments

Posted on Oct 4, 2017 1:04:00 PM

Investors prioritise solutions to environmental and social challenges above profit, according to a recent survey* by global investment manager Schroders.

When asked whether sustainability was a more important factor now than it was five years ago when considering potential investments, some 78% of the 22,100 investors in 30 countries questioned said it is, with as many as 81% in the Americas and 80% in Asia.

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Topics: Sustainability, Green Finance, Sustainable Investment

Green Bonds Enter Financial Mainstream

Posted on Jul 31, 2017 12:02:00 PM

The first six months of 2017 have seen a considerable rise in activity for sovereign green bonds, signifying that environmental finance is now firmly in the mainstream.

OPEN has recognised this growth potential since our inception, and is proud to have released the OPEN Cleantech Bond earlier this year, listed on the Irish Stock Exchange.

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Topics: Investment, Green Bonds, Green Finance, Climate Bonds Initiative

Luxembourg Accelerating into Green Finance

Posted on Jun 26, 2017 1:39:00 PM

Luxembourg is continuing its leading role in Green Finance with an initiative designed to support new and innovative asset managers investing in projects which will help in the fight against climate change.

Luxembourg has helped create a culture where funds dedicated to tackling climate change and other environmental issues can thrive. Indeed, this is one of the reasons the OPEN Cleantech Equity fund — which backs ethical environmentally sound cleantech companies — is based in the Luxembourg financial centre.

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Topics: Luxembourg Stock Exchange, Green Investment, Climate Finance Accelerator, Green Finance

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