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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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The Bond Buyer: ‘Green’ municipal bond designations colored in shades of gray

Municipal “green bond” designations by various market participants are complicating how investors domestically and internationally view and understand the market for those bonds. Kestrel, a Climate Bonds Initiative Approved Verifier, […]

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Connecticut Green Bank Expands Clean Energy Investment

Bryan Garcia and Eric Shrago of the Connecticut Green Bank explain how “Green Liberty Bonds” will expand clean energy investment, and discuss Kestrel Verifiers’ role in Climate Bonds Certification. Hosted […]

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Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District: Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District to Issue Certified Climate Bond

The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD), one of the nation’s largest and most highly regarded leaders in wastewater treatment, stormwater management, and green infrastructure issued the first-ever Certified Climate Bond […]

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