As Demand for Green Bonds Grows, So Does Desire for Transparency

There is growing demand for environmentally friendly investments, and as a result, “green bonds” have become an increasingly popular investment vehicle. For proof, look no further than CalSTRS, which increased its purchases of “green bonds” by 300 percent in 2014. But with increased popularity comes increased demands for transparency: what ...

Pension Official: Here’s How Congress Could Make Investing in Environmental Projects More Appealing to Pension Funds

Girard Miller, CIO of the Orange County Employees Retirement System, sat down with Governing magazine yesterday to talk about what’s holding many public pension funds back from taking on “green” investments. Miller first explains the concept of “green bonds”. From the Governing interview: These are bonds issued to finance environmentally ...

CalSTRS Stepped Up “Green” Bond-Buying By 300 Percent In 2014

CalSTRS released its Green Initiative Task Force report on Wednesday. The report highlights the pension fund’s “environmental-themed investments” and risk-management efforts related to climate change. The report reveals that it increased its purchases of “green bonds” by 300 percent in 2014. Investopedia defines a “green bond”: These ...
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