Online Resource Database
Most resources in the ORD are available to CDFA members only. CDFA members should login with their CDFA Account at the top of the page to access the full set of resources. Non-members are encouraged to join CDFA today
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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...
Financing Resilient InfrastructureMembers only Login
The U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development Office of Economic Resilience released this fact sheet on financing high-performance infrastructure, which are designed to help stretch public funding further. They are also useful for communities that...
Assessing Green Bonds
In response to the expansive growth in U.S. Public Finance green bond issuance, Moody’s has recently launched its Green Bond Assessment (GBA) service. Henry Shilling will explain green bonds and how a GBA will provide green bond issuers an...
Green Bond Sector In-DepthMembers only Login
Moody's report on green bonds covers the global market segment, issuance trends and outlook, drivers behind green bond issuance, challenges to growth, first update to Green Bond Principles, and how Moody's rate green bonds.
Public-Private Clean Energy FinanceMembers only Login
Jason Rittenberg of CDFA introduces several energy financing programs from around the country giving an idea of the spectrum of tools available for economic development organizations involved in clean energy finance.
Bonds and Climate Change Market - 2013Members only Login
This report from the Climate Bonds Initiative is an in depth analysis of the climate bonds market's size. It outlines some investments related to climate change, the key investments themes & regional markets, and identifies three key ways to...
Green Bonds: Fifty Shades of GreenMembers only Login
RBC Capital Markets provides a report on green bonds. Included in the report is an overview of green bonds, what the current market looks like globally, and the growth opportunity for green bonds in North America.
Clean Energy Bond Finance Model: Qualified 501(c)(3) Bonds
The Clean Energy + Bond Finance Initiative created this recommended financing model factsheet for clean energy development. The Qualified 501(c)(3) model achieves low-cost capital for renewable energy installations at nonprofit facilities.
Solarize Connecticut - Phase 1 ReportMembers only Login
This report identifies the key components of Solarize Connecticut based on a highly successful pilot program and lessons learned. In each Solarize community residential solar installations more than doubled during a 20 week period.
Renewable Energy - Start to FinishMembers only Login
Dan McRae with Seyfarth Shaw explores renewable energy projects from start to finish including: site location, development, financing, construction, and commercial operations. McRae also shares a variety of specific bond, incentive, and tax credit...
California Business Investment Guide
The State of California – Business Investment Guide serves as a reference document to highlight California’s strategic business advantages, new state-sponsored initiatives, incentives as well as existing technical and financial assistance programs.