Green Bonds Measuring Up

Posted on Aug 14, 2017 3:02:00 PM

Conscientious investors seeking to join the race to ensure the sustainability of our planet will be reassured to see the latest report by the Climate Bonds & International Financial Corporation. 

The report just released has concluded that green bonds offer either a similar or slightly better performance than that of comparable 'vanilla' or straight bonds. 

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Topics: Green Bonds, Finance, Green Investment

Green Investments Come of Age

Posted on Aug 10, 2017 1:03:00 PM

As the profile of green investments continues to rise it is becoming apparent that there is still some misconception that their performance may not be as good as more traditional financial instruments. This is certainly not the case!

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Topics: Sustainable, Finance, Green Investment, Social Responsibility

Clean Energy Investment Up 21% in Q2 2017

Posted on Jul 12, 2017 12:20:00 PM

Investment in clean energy has risen 21% quarter on quarter to US$64.8 billion, according to the latest figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).

Solar power took the biggest share in the second quarter (Q2) of 2017, accounting for US$35.6 billion of spending in the sector, up 19% year-on-year and 20% on Q1.

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Topics: Clean energy, Green Investment, BNEF

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

Massive Opportunities for Green Investment

Posted on Jun 22, 2017 10:19:20 AM

This year’s release of OPEN Cleantech’s investment opportunities could not have been timed better.

The latest instalment of Bloomberg's authoritative New Energy Outlook report outlines how the plunging costs of renewable energy will lead to a US$7 trillion opportunity for investors.

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Topics: Renewable Energy, Clean technology and innovation, Green Investment, BNEF

Global Cleantech Innovation Index 2017 Released 

Posted on Jun 14, 2017 1:21:00 PM

The publication of The Global Cleantech Innovation Index 2017 by WWF and the Cleantech Group has thrown the spotlight on the world-wide impact of this sector – and provides an insight into the guiding principles of the OPEN Cleantech Equity Fund (OCEF).

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Topics: Equity Fund, Green Investment, Global Cleantech Innovation Index, Innovation

Green Boom Unstoppable

Posted on Jun 7, 2017 12:55:00 PM

The recent decision by the US to withdraw from the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change has failed to affect the future of green and socially responsible ETFs (exchange traded funds), results are revealing.

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Topics: Renewable Energy, Climate Change, Green Bonds, Green Investment

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