May 04, 2021

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 alignment of the financed activities with the Climate Bonds Standard and the positive social impacts. The projects support exemplary health equity research, housing access, and systemic academic equity initiatives, and enable the continued growth of the University while aligning with the school’s trajectory to reach zero greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 2030.