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California’s climate accomplishment missed at COP26

The State of California took a major step in climate action by selling its first-ever Certified Climate Bonds, verified by Kestrel. The sale came two days into COP26 and will […]

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California community choice aggregators issue first ever clean energy bonds

Three community choice aggregators (CCAs) have demonstrated leadership in the municipal energy sector by undertaking innovative structured financings through CCCFA and supporting the expansion of clean energy in California. East […]

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The Bond Buyer: Hudson Yards rides upgrades into $452 million sale

The city-controlled Hudson Yards Infrastructure Corp.’s Series 2022A green bonds refund an outstanding 2012 bond that partially financed Hudson Yards development. The Subway Extension to be refinanced with the bonds […]

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The Bond Buyer: Charter school fund to price ‘social’ deal

The Equitable Facilities Fund is issuing a third Social Bond. The bond finances low-cost loans to high-performing charter schools in underserved and vulnerable communities, and conforms with ICMA’s Social Bond […]

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The Bond Buyer: San Diego school district is pricing all-green $1 billion GO deal

San Diego Unified School District’s all-green $1 billion mix of taxable and tax-exempt general obligation bonds priced in October 2021. All five series received a green bond designation from Kestrel […]

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The Bond Buyer: Ohio State University tees up green bonds for hospital facility

Ohio State issued its first Green Bonds to finance a large new inpatient hospital in Columbus. Healthcare facilities have particularly high energy demands and Kestrel was pleased to see that […]

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The Bond Buyer: University of Minnesota offers sustainability-designated bonds

Kestrel reviewed Minnesota public university system’s first sustainability-designated bonds. The bonds finance the design of a unique clinical research facility on the Twin Cities Campus. Kestrel sees key features that […]

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Oberlin College and Conservatory Secures $80 Million in Certified Climate Bonds for Sustainable Infrastructure Program

Investors rallied around Oberlin College and Conservatory’s path-breaking geothermal infrastructure project that’s aligned with the goals and targets of the Paris Climate Agreement. This is only the second Certified Climate […]

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Gainesville Regional Utilities Issues First Green Bond

GRU issued its first-ever green bond this July to fund water and wastewater improvement projects. Kestrel’s Second Party Opinion confirmed the bond-financed projects promote environmental sustainability and resiliency, and align […]

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