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The Bond Buyer: Kestrel Verifiers capitalizes on burgeoning ESG market

As the market for ESG-certified bonds grows, Oregon-based Kestrel Verifiers is growing along with it. Kestrel has delivered roughly 68% of the second-party opinions for ESG projects in US public […]

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The Bond Buyer: California sugarcane-to-ethanol plant plans verified green bond sale

California Ethanol + Power plans to price $575 million in bonds through a municipal conduit in June or July to fund construction of the alternative fuel and energy plant to […]

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Sugar Valley Energy project verified to issue green bonds for financing

Sugar Valley Energy’s Green Bonds will finance a project that has many environmental benefits. Kestrel’s Second Party Opinion on the bonds aimed to describe technical aspects of the project while […]

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Metro builds on sustainability mission with release of first ever Climate Bonds

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is a leader in forward-thinking transportation planning. Kestrel’s verification process revealed Metro’s active role in achieving regional climate action goals. The inaugural Climate Bonds will […]

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Stanford issues the first bond in US higher education based on rigorous environmental stewardship and social responsibility standards

Stanford University became the first US university campus to offer bonds with both Climate and Sustainability Bond designations, demonstrating their comprehensive commitment to sustainability. Kestrel provided external verification of the […]

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2021 American Public Power Association Roundtable: Green Bonds for Power Utilities

The Accounting & Finance Virtual Roundtable is an opportunity for public power professionals to learn, network, and discuss current trends and issues with peers from around the country. Kestrel CEO Monica Reid […]

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Financial Innovation – Ways to Invest in the Green Economy

Connecticut Green Bank’s fourth webinar in the Renewable Energy of Community series. This webinar highlights some of the latest sustainable investing practices and tools, including the Green Bank’s upcoming second issuance of […]

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The Bond Buyer: Connecticut and its agencies chart busy week of sales

To commemorate Earth Day, the Connecticut Green Bank planned a $23.6 million negotiated issuance of state-supported solar home renewable energy credit Green Liberty Bonds. The bank’s inaugural $16 million issuance […]

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The Bond Buyer: Why social bonds are key to driving more investment in education

A social bond may represent the next big tool in the impact investor playbook, with a record $154 billion in Social Bonds issued in 2020. Independent verification of the bona […]

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