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June 4, 2021

Smart Energy Voices Podcast - Episode 37: The State of Sustainable Finance

Sustainable finance has emerged as a key driver in the energy transition. In this episode of Smart Energy Voices, host John Failla is joined by Kara Mangone, Managing Director and Global Head of Climate Strategy at Goldman Sachs. Kara has worked at the forefront of Goldman Sachs’ sustainability commitments over the years, first leading sustainability reporting and investor engagement, then as Chief Operating Officer of Goldman Sachs’ Sustainable Finance Group and now as Global Head of Climate Strategy. Listen in to learn more about Kara’s efforts at Goldman Sachs.

Sourcing Renewables  -  May 22, 2021

Weekend Reads: The Model T of EVs; Incorporating RE into the Budding Cannabis Industry

It's the weekend! Kick back and catch up with these must-read articles from around the web.

Finance  -  May 18, 2021

Stanford University Issues First Green Bond in US Higher Education

Stanford University recently announced that it has issued the first climate and sustainability bond in U.S. higher education.

Finance  -  May 14, 2021

JPMorgan Chase Aligns Financing with Paris Agreement, Achieves Carbon Neutrality

JPMorgan Chase announced on May 13 steps it is taking to align its financing activities with climate goals of the Paris Agreement. The firm also announced it has achieved carbon neutrality and has established new operational goals.

Finance  -  May 12, 2021

Kellogg Company Prices Its First Sustainability Bond

Kellogg Company has announced its pricing of a EUR 300 million 8-year Sustainability Bond. The food company’s inaugural sustainability bond, this bond has an interest coupon of 0.50% per annum.

GHG Emissions  -  May 12, 2021

Amazon Issues $1B Sustainability Bond

Amazon has issued a $1B Sustainability Bond, whose proceeds will fund sustainability and social projects.

Finance  -  May 10, 2021

HSBC to Offer Green Deposits for Commercial Clients

HSBC Bank USA has introduced Green Deposits for businesses. These deposits give commercial clients the option to support decarbonization initiatives with their cash reserves.

Solar  -  April 29, 2021

Goldman Sachs Finances First Utility-Scale Solar Farms in Upstate New York

Goldman Sachs Renewable Power Group (GSRP), managed by Goldman Sachs, has agreed to fund 216 megawatts-dc (MWdc) of new solar installations in New York. Construction has begun on these eight utility-scale solar projects, each of which will generate 27 MWdc.

April 23, 2021

Goldman Sachs 2020 Sustainability Report

With the release of the Goldman Sachs 2020 Sustainability Report, "The Future, NOW: Integrating Sustainability with Purpose across Our Business," the company reports on how they have integrated and elevated sustainability efforts across the firm - including $156 billion in sustainable finance activity during 2020. 

April 22, 2021

Cisco Foundation to Fight Climate Change With $100 Million

The Cisco Foundation will invest $100 million over ten years to fund nonprofit grants and solutions that fight the growing climate crisis. The Foundation's endowment, funded by Cisco, will help reverse the impact of climate change and set ambitious goals to power a more sustainable future.

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