Green Bonds in the News

Forbes
The Conservation Fund announced the closing of unique 10-year green bonds totaling $150 million. CEO Larry Selzer says the bonds are the first step in scaling up to a goal of conserving 5 million acres in the next 15 years. – Jeff Kart

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Bloomberg
The Conservation Fund, an environmental non-profit, recently raised $150 million through a debut issue of green bonds to fund tree cultivation. It could be a roadmap for other similar deals. – David Caleb Mutua and Emily Chasan

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RealClear Markets
Working forests provide us with clean air to breathe and clean water to drink. They support species diversity and generate more than 8.5 million jobs in the forest products and outdoor recreation industries. Perhaps even more important, they are an essential part of our nation’s efforts to address climate change, sequestering 12-15% of the United States’ annual carbon emissions. – Robert Bonnie and Matthew McKenna

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ImpactAlpha
Trees are the best carbon capture tech on the planet. To ensure that vulnerable forests in the U.S. are preserved, The Conservation Fund is leveraging green bonds to finance the acquisition and protection of forestlands. – Jessica Pothering

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ImpactAlpha
“Catalytic” investors are backing forest funds. The Conservation Fund is leveraging green bonds to finance the acquisition and protection of forestlands.

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Euromoney
‘The money will not be used for headquarters, general purposes or as a substitute for spending an endowment,’ says John Gilbert, chief financial officer of The Conservation Fund. ‘It will go into specific forest conservation projects that would not be possible without the proceeds – so you could say it’s the greenest bond out there.’ The proceeds will help fund in its long-term plan to conserve five million acres of forests in the US over 15 years. – Helen Avery

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