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 Doubles Down On Clean Energy Investments

At least one pension fund is seeing the potential for “green” (read: big money) in clean energy investments. CalSTRS announced plans to significantly ramp up investments in the “green” sector from $1.4 billion to $3.7 billion over the next 5 years. AP reports: CalSTRS CEO Jack Ehnes says the pension fund is seeing more opportunities in low-carbon ...
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