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Search Results: Green Finance
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Impact Investing in Sustainable Food and AgricultureMembers only Login
As interest in sustainable food systems and agricultural value chains grows, increasing numbers of investors are beginning to explore high-impact investing opportunities in food, farming, and forestry across asset classes.
Growing Green Bond Markets: The Development of Taxonomies to Identify Green Assets Members only Login
Green bond guidelines are being implemented across the globe to support issuers and investors in selecting and reporting on suitable projects. However, a gap of adoption of green definitions remains, suggesting the need to develop consistent...
Financing Low-Carbon Buildings and Energy Efficiency in the Green Bond MarketMembers only Login
There are substantial opportunities to leverage green bonds to finance low-carbon buildings and energy efficiency in the country. Issuance across the world shows that capital markets can be accessed to finance energy efficiency and buildings....
C-PACE for Opportunity ZonesMembers only Login
How C-PACE can be used in Opportunity Zones featuring case studies of completed projects.
Reducing Energy Burden for Low-income Residents in Multifamily Housing with Solar Energy Members only Login
When paired with energy efficiency measures, cost effective solar energy systems can support state and local program administrators’ goals to reduce low-income household energy burden. Energy burden is the share or percentage of annual household...
Iowa's Biomass Conversion Action Plan 2018Members only Login
Consumption of renewable energy in the United States is at the highest level in history, contributing to energy security and other economic and environmental benefits. The largest single source of renewable energy is biomass, representing nearly...
Framing the Discussion: Sustainable Infrastructure FinanceMembers only Login
Lauren Burnhill from One Planet Ventures presents on Sustainable Infrastructure Finance during the 2019 CDFA Federal Policy Conference.
Sustainability as a Business ModelMembers only Login
Kevin Daehnke from the Center for Strategic Policy Innovation presents on sustainable infrastructure finance, and sustainability as a business model, at the 2019 CDFA Federal Policy Conference.
Building Resiliency Through Green InfrastructureMembers only Login
Cities have recently integrated more green infrastructure strategies into their climate resiliency planning. Creating climate-resilient cities takes more than a series of infrastructure investments; more than sea walls and permeable pavement. It...
CDFA - PFM Capital Markets Webinar Series: Financing for Climate ResilienceMembers only Login
During this webinar, Eric Espino with PFM, Heather Green with the City and County of San Francisco, and Bob Gamble with PFM discussed how cities are addressing the challenges of climate change and the types of bond and financing structures being...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Picking Up the PACE State by StateMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series, Caleb Bell with Bricker & Eckler LLP and David Gabrielson with PACENation discussed the best practices in crafting PACE enabling legislation as well as case studies of some of the...
Growing the U.S. Green Bond MarketMembers only Login
The United States’ deteriorating infrastructure is woefully underprepared to address the challenge of adapting to climate change. The funding gap has presented an opportunity for global capital markets to create investment vehicles that provide...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Analyzing Public-Private Partnership LegislationMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series, Jill Jamieson with JLL and Hilary Jackler with Kutak Rock LLP highlighted various successful P3 state statutes across the U.S. as well as best practices in crafting P3 legislation.
Investing in Competitive Clean Energy Act
The Investing in Competitive Clean Energy Act is a CDFA legislative proposal that would fund credit enhancement tools and provide credit support for clean energy bond finance structures.
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Climate Change - Financing Resilient InfrastructureMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series expert speakers discussed the types of financing tools that are needed in order to finance more resilient infrastructure development.
Montgomery County Green Bank OverviewMembers only Login
Tom Deyo from the Montgomery County Green Bank gives an overview of his organization.
Prince George's County, MD: Green Sustainability FundMembers only Login
Shelly Gross-Wade from FSC First presents on Prince George's Countys' new Green Energy Sustainability Fund.
The Climate Access Fund: Social Equity through Clean EnergyMembers only Login
Lynn Heller from the Climate Access Fund presents on this emerging fund in Maryland.
Finance Guide for Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge Design TeamsMembers only Login
The purpose of this guide, produced by NHA Advisors, is to assist design teams that are part of the Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge (RbD) by providing a funding and financing reference guide for resilient infrastructure along the San...
Owning the Benefits of Solar+StorageMembers only Login
This report from the Clean Energy Group is intended to start a discussion of the broad range of options for owning and financing solar+storage systems. It is designed to open up the conversation to explore a variety of models, including PACE...
Assessing the PACE of CA Residential Solar DeploymentMembers only Login
This report by Jeff Deason and Sean Murphy from Berkeley Lab examines the impacts of Property Assessed Clean Energy programs on residential solar photovoltaic development in California from 2010-2015.
Largest MI PACE Deal Used to Retrofit the St. Clair InnMembers only Login
The St. Clair Inn recently used PACE to implement a broad array of updates including LED lights, efficient appliances and water saving measures, using over $5.5 million in PACE financing. This is the largest PACE deal that Michigan has had to date.
Matchmaker Program Identifies Climate-Related Development Projects WorldwideMembers only Login
CDP's Matchmaker is a service that provides subscribers exposure to a project pipeline of sustainable infrastructure opportunities in cities globally. In 2017, 370 cities disclosed over 1,000 sustainable infrastructure projects in areas such as...
Lessons in Commercial PACE Leadership: The Path from Legislation to LaunchMembers only Login
This report from the U. S. Department of Energy and the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy gives an overview of the steps needed to create a successful commercial PACE program.
A Kresge Foundation Report: Rising to the Challenge, TogetherMembers only Login
This new report entitled, Rising to the Challenge, Together; A Review and Critical Assessment of the State of the US Climate Adaptation Field, was prepared for The Kresge Foundation.
Charlie's Tip for the Long "Brown" Summer: Federal Investment and Economic Development Tax Incentives for Brownfields FinancingMembers only Login
Charlie Bartsch with ICF International looks at creative ways to finance brownfields redevelopment under tighter credit markets. The report looks at financing vehicles such as historic rehabilitation tax credits, new markets tax credits, energy...
Financing Redevelopment & Infrastructure – Overview of Current Options to ConsiderMembers only Login
This presentation by Charlie Bartsch of ICF Consulting looks at the state of the credit and financial markets on redevelopment and infrastructure projects. New federal spending and programs that may have an impact on redevelopment projects are also...
Energy Finance: The Green Bank Model in New EnglandMembers only Login
Bert Hunter explores the Green Bank Model for clean energy investment as well as opportunities to expand the use of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) to both the commercial and residential sectors.
Energy Finance: The Green Bank Model in New EnglandMembers only Login
Brian McCarter. CEO of Sustainable Real Estate Solutions, explores the Green Bank Model for clean energy investment as well as opportunities to expand the use of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) to both commercial and residential sectors.
How the Green Investment Bank Model Can Play a Role in Scaling Up Climate Finance in Emerging MarketsMembers only Login
This policy working paper explores the utility of “Green Investment Banks” (GIBs) to help meet the financing needs to address climate change, support countries’ Paris Commitments, and meet the challenges specific to scaling investment in low carbon...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Bonds + Financing SustainabilityMembers only Login
Bonds are considered the bedrock tool for development finance because of their common use funding traditional projects however they also can be adaptable for new types of projects. In the current day and age sustainability has become a key focus in...
Building Sustainable Cities Through Blended CapitalMembers only Login
This Kresge Foundation case study examines strategies to confront the interconnected web of complex issues facing cities and their residents as they address income inequality and reimagine a sustainable Detroit.
DC Water's Green Bond Report 2016Members only Login
The 2016 District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority's DC Water's Green Bond Report.
State of the PACE Market & Energy Efficiency in VirginiaMembers only Login
After eight years of effort, PACE has finally launched in Virginia. Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing is taking hold across the country through several innovative programs, and Virginia is no different. Designed to support the...
Creative Financing Strategies - Green Bank Principles and the NY Green Bank Members only Login
Unique development financing solutions are increasingly sought after to complete projects of all sizes, and it is often necessary to find creative approaches that involve combining multiple financing tools. Andrew Levine of Stradley Ronon Stevens &...
Non-CIF WTAD Funded ProjectsMembers only Login
Tax Allocation Districts (TADs) are established to propel investment by financing redevelopment in blighted areas. In Georgia, these districts have catalyzed innovative growth and groundbreaking projects throughout the state. Jennifer Fine with...
USDA Programs in the Local Food Supply ChainMembers only Login
This chart from the USDA outlines the current federal financing programs which are available for each segment of the local food supply chain.
The ICA GreenRise CenterMembers only Login
Combining multiple incentives successfully requires attention to detail and often some creative structuring. Identifying program requirements and balancing the applicable incentives are steps that must be established early on for any potential...
PACE as a Unique ToolMembers only Login
Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing supports the expansion of energy efficiency, solar, water, wind power and other renewable energy installations for the benefit of commercial buildings. PACE programs capitalize reduction in energy...
Show Me PACEMembers only Login
Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing supports the expansion of energy efficiency, solar, water, wind power and other renewable energy installations for the benefit of commercial buildings. PACE programs capitalize reduction in energy...
Missouri Clean Energy DistrictMembers only Login
Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing supports the expansion of energy efficiency, solar, water, wind power and other renewable energy installations for the benefit of commercial buildings. PACE programs capitalize reduction in energy...
PACE OverviewMembers only Login
Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing supports the expansion of energy efficiency, solar, water, wind power and other renewable energy installations for the benefit of commercial buildings. PACE programs capitalize reduction in energy...
Green Bonds for Cities: A Strategic Guide for City-level Policymakers in Developing CountriesMembers only Login
This report by the Climate Policy Initiative offers a strategic guide for cities in developing countries to access green bond market flows, a potential source of finance for cities in developing countries looking to secure investment in low-carbon,...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Capturing the Success of High Performing DFA'sMembers only Login
This month’s CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series on Capturing the Success of High Performing DFA's featured Tim Fisher of CDFA, Paul Toth of Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, Gary Smith of Chester County Economic Development...
Getting to Green: Paying for Green InfrastructureMembers only Login
Green Infrastructure practices typically involve compact design to retain or manage stormwater from individual or neighborhood group parcels. The information presented in this report is targeted at people making decisions about how to finance those...
MA Local Food Action PlanMembers only Login
We all eat, and therefore we are all important participants in the food system. The choices we make about the food we buy and where we buy it drive production, influence markets, support economies close to Introduction 18 || Massachusetts Local Food...
Best Practice Guidelines for Residential PACE FinancingMembers only Login
This document from the DOE provides revisions to the original “Guidelines for Pilot PACE Financing Programs,” to reflect the evolving structure of the PACE market and incorporate lessons learned from various PACE programs that have been...
Economics and LID PracticesMembers only Login
Low Impact Development (LID) represents one of the most progressive trends in the area of stormwater management and water quality. This approach involves utilizing strategies to control precipitation as close to its source as possible in order to...
Financing Sustainable Water InfrastructureMembers only Login
New financing models and pricing flexibility, which are necessary to pay for new infrastructure and to support legacy systems, provide enormous opportunity for positive transformation necessary to keep pace with the rapid changes being experienced...
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