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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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Sustainable Finance Taxonomy for the Aviation Sector

Kestrel is pleased to share a study we worked on with Steer Davies Gleave for the European Commission to support development of the EU Taxonomy for the Aviation sector. The […]

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2021 Environmental Finance Lead Manager of the Year, Green Bonds – US Muni Bond

Bank of America gained attention for its role in the first green bond transaction from the City of Boston. As part of the overall $272 million Boston general obligation transaction, […]

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2021 Environmental Finance Social Bond of the Year: US Muni Bond

Equitable School Revolving Fund (ESRF) was recognized for their 2020 bond used to finance or reimburse ESRF for the cost of financing charter school loans to qualifying public charter schools.

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2021 Bond Buyer ESG/Green Deal of the Year

The Board of Education of the City of Newark, New Jersey, was recognized for their 2021 bonds financing comprehensive energy conservation measures at district schools. Kestrel provided the external review […]

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RTD plans to issue Climate Bonds Certified green bonds

Regional Transportation District-Denver (RTD) issued their first Certified Climate Bonds in February 2021. RTD provides transit services to over 3 million people in around Denver, Colorado and refinanced transit system […]

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Green Bonds 101: Financial Advantages for US Municipal Utilities

First in a series of webinars sponsored by the California Municipal Utilities Association, Sacramento Municipal Utility District & Climate Bonds Initiative. Panelists, including Kestrel CEO Monica Reid, provide an overview […]

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PV Magazine: New retail climate bonds category, patterned after WW2 bonds and designed to aid rooftop solar uptake, to debut

In an industry first, Connecticut Green Bank is launching a retail climate bond series in which all of the proceeds generated from the roughly $16.1 million issuance will support rooftop […]

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EnergyTrend: PACE Funding Group Completes Inaugural 144a Securitization and Achieves “Green Bond” designation

PACE Funding Group, LLC, a California-based specialty finance company, announced today that it completed a $ 107 million securitization of residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) assets. The financing supported […]

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