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World Bank Launches Sustainable Development Bond to Focus Attention on Sustainable Cities

 Oct 2018

Washington, D.C., October 4, 2018 – The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD, Aaa/AAA) has priced a SEK 2.5 billion 5-year bond to support the financing of sustainable development activities around the world. This issuance aims to raise awareness for ...

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Through Innovation to Sustainable Solutions for Urban Hubs

BRIDGE for Cities Features Vienna as Best Practice Example for Innovative Urban-Industrial Solutions

 Oct 2018

Vienna, October 17, 2018 - Organized conjointly by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the “Finance Center for South-South Cooperation (FCSSC)”, the 3rd  “BRIDGE for Cities - Belt and Road Initiative: Developing Green Economies for Cities” event, which took place in Vienna from October 9-11th ...

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Impact Investing: Moving Beyond Philanthropy

 Oct 2018

Vienna, October 8, 2018 - Arnerich Massena, an Oregon-based registered, independent, employee-owned investment advisory firm that has been providing investment advisory and consulting services to endowments, foundations, private clients, charitable organizations, trusts and estates, and advises on corporate retirement and profit sharing plans since 1991, recently ...

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World Bank and State of California Grow Green Bond Partnership

 Oct 2018

Washington, D.C., October 3, 2018 The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD, Aaa/AAA), and the State of California today announced that the state has invested US$200 million in World Bank green bonds, deepening a long-standing partnership to support market-based ...

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ABN AMRO backs new social impact bond issuer

 Oct 2018

October 3, 2018

Social Finance NL is a startup issuing social impact bonds on the Dutch financial market, thereby providing access to finance for social entrepreneurs. ABN AMRO and charity Oranjefonds are involved as founding partners.

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IDB Invest and OPIC launch first gender lens investment fund for Latin America and the Caribbean

 Oct 2018

Buenos Aires, October 2, 2018 – IDB Invest, the private sector institution of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, and The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) announce an alliance for the creation of the first gender-focused fund for Latin America and the Caribbean for up to ...

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Major EU investments in infrastructure help write a new chapter in Greece

 Oct 2018

Brussels, 3 October 2018 - This week, Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Crețu will travel to Greece to visit or inaugurate three major transport and environment projects which have received a total of €1.3 billion in support from EU funds.

In addition to this, the ...

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Global winners of "SDGs and Her" Competition celebrated at New York event

 Oct 2018

New York, 24 September 2018— Today, the global winners of the SDGs and Her Competition were celebrated at a side-event during the high-level week of the UN General Assembly. The contest—co-sponsored by the World Bank Group, UNDP, UN Women, and the Wharton School Zicklin ...

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United Nations and Impact Shares Announce Launch of Sustainable Development Goals Global Equity ETF (nyse arca:SDGA)

ETF by nonprofit Impact Shares to support UN's Sustainable Development Goals

 Oct 2018

September 24, 2018 - Impact Shares, the nonprofit ETF sponsor supported by The Rockefeller Foundation, is pleased to announce the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals Global Equity ETF (nyse arca:SDGA) in collaboration with the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), the UN agency that ...

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