Welcome to GreenMoney’s January 2019 issue featuring the newly released Report on US Sustainable, Responsible, and Impact Investing Trends from the US SIF. Spend some time with these articles on the multiple aspects of where the SRI industry has been and where it is headed. The numbers in the Trends Report are positive, as more investors, institutions and financial professionals understand that SRI is good for themselves, their clients, and all of us. The headline here: 38 percent growth in assets using SRI over the last two years, totaling $12 trillion; one in every 4 dollars under professional management.
If you missed our "2019 SRI and ESG Investing Outlook" last month, the issue is available here. And as you make 2019 plans, check out GreenMoney's Global Events Calendar, featuring Sustainable Business and Impact Investing conferences happening all over the world.
- Cliff Feigenbaum, founder and publisher
The World's First Green Bond - World Bank Treasury
10 years ago, The World Bank issued the first-ever green bond then laid out the first blueprint for sustainable fixed income investing, transforming development finance and sparking a sustainability revolution in the capital markets. Green bonds have become a strategic priority for The World Bank as they support all Sustainable Development Goals. Watch this video to learn about the investors, evaluator, and Treasury behind the first green bond and how it turned into a $12 billion World Bank program 10 years later.