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​ESG roundup: Baltic blue bond, PRI signatory growth

first_imgFolksam, AMF and AP3 are among Swedish pension funds investing in a five-year “blue bond” issued by the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB), its first such instrument. The proceeds of the Nordic–Baltic Blue Bond will go to support the bank’s lending to selected water management and protection projects, NIB said.Launched as a SEK2bn (€195m) deal, the issue’s final order book reached over SEK3.2bn, with 21 accounts participating, the bank said.Some 48% of the issue was taken up by pension funds, and 89% of all investors subscribing were from Sweden, according to data from NIB. It said: “The transaction attracted strong interest from dedicated green investors and committed mainstream accounts such as AMF, AP3, Captor, Cliens Kapitalförvaltning, Handelsbanken, LF Jönköping, LF Treasury, SEB Investment Management, WWF and Öhman Fonder.”Folksam Group was also mentioned as an investor in the issue.Michael Kjeller, head of asset management and sustainability at the Folksam Group, said: “Sustainability, not least in relation to the Baltic Sea, is something very close to our clients’ hearts.“We welcome the efforts from NIB to enable this type of bond,” he said, adding that with this investment, Folksam was taking yet another step towards a sustainable world.The blue bond is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, and the lead manager is SEB.PRI signatory growth The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) had 2,232 signatories at the end of 2018, a 21% increase on the previous calendar year, it reported yesterday.Growth in the signatory base was particularly strong across US and Canada, as well as in the UK and Ireland, it said. Newcomers included the corporate pension funds of Novartis in Switzerland and National Grid in the UK, the Employees’ Retirement System of the State of Hawaii, the Government Pension Fund of Thailand, and insurance groups AG2R (France) and Swiss Life (Switzerland).”Despite concerns over loss of momentum around issues such as climate change — as noted in the recent Global Risks Report by the World Economic Forum — investors are becoming aware of the risks and the opportunities around ESG factors,” said the PRI.“Continued growth in demand from global investors, their clients and beneficiaries for investment products and solutions that consider ESG issues, as well as stronger regulatory guidance on responsible investment in many countries, especially within the EU, is also fuelling signatory momentum.”According to the World Economic Forum (WEF) report, global risks were intensifying ”but the collective will to tackle them appears to be lacking”. Prepared by the WEF with Marsh & McLennan Companies, a global professional services company, and Zurich Insurance Group as strategic partners, the report includes the results of an annual survey on global risks perception. Environmental risks continued to dominate, according to the latest report, this year accounting for three of the top five risks by likelihood and four by impact.“Extreme weather was the risk of greatest concern, but our survey respondents are increasingly worried about environmental policy failure: having fallen in the rankings after Paris, “failure of climate-change mitigation and adaptation” jumped back to number two in terms of impact this year,” the report noted.The February edition of IPE magazine will include a special report on green finance, with a tinge of blue to itlast_img read more

Lime National 2012 basketball season basketball results

first_img Share Here are the results of games played in the Lime National 2012 basketball season June 13 to 17 , 2012.Saturday Games:Game 1 – Kubuli Division 2 – Secondary Schools 87 points to La Plaine Avengers 57 points, Top scorers for Secondary Schools Curvin Augustine 19 pts, Wakamie Fabien 14 pts , Lyndel Mayers 12 pts and Austin Nichols 10 pts. For La Plaine Avengers Cameron Corbette 18 pts and Coby Williams 11 pts.Game 2 – Vitamalt Division 1 – Paix Bouche Snipers 67 points to Ian Douglas Patriots 57 points. Top scoring for Snipers Hendricks Holsborough 23 pts, Lenin Paul 18 pts, Steve Ferrol 12 pts . For Ian Douglas Patriots Marlon Hillary 26 pts and Bertis Jeffers 17 pts.Sunday GamesGame 1- Kubuli Division 2 – Massacre Black Hawks 66 points to Elvis Morancie Green Hornets 37 points. Top scoring for Black Hawks Jamaal “Black Diamond” Lloyd 15 pts, Travis Lawrence 8 pts and Gifford George 8 pts. For Green Hornets Edgar George 16 pts and Nick Nicholas 6 pts.Game 2 -Women Division – Lady Pros 39 points to Lady Panthers 30 points, top scoring for pros were former scholarship player Delize Paul 16 pts, Brigeta Bedminster 8 pts and Julia Bruno 7 pts . For Lady Panthers Malisa Williams 10 pts, Curnia John 9 pts and Vernella Bedminster 7 ptsGame 3- Between Ian Douglas Patriots and Fashion Line Falcons did not play.This weeK Games in the Lime National Basketball League:Wednesday – Game 1 – 7.00 pm – Alvin Bernard Sic u Sic vs.. E.H Crossover – Lindo Park, Game 2 – 9.00 pm – Fashion Line Falcons vs. Salisbury Juggernauts – Lindo ParkFriday – Game 1 -7.00 pm – Elvis Morancie Green Hornets vs. Alvin Bernard Sic u Sic – Lindo Park Game 2 -9.00 pm – Dragon Stout Pros vs. United Insurance Sharks – Lindo Park Game 3 -7.00 pm – Police Sports Club vs. Secondary Schools Team – Massacre Game 4 -9.00 pm – Gatorade Blazers vs. Dr. Mac Prowlers – MassacreSaturday – Game 1 – 7.00 pm – Fashion Line Falcons vs. Element Agency Ole School – Lind Park Game 2 – 9.00 pm – De Treads No Look vs. Paix Bouche eagles – Lindo ParkSunday – Game 1 – 6.00 pm – Marigot Women Team vs.. Secondary Girls School Team – Lindo Park Game 2 – 8.00 pm – Goodwill Starz vs. Paix Bouche Snipers – Lindo ParkNote to all teams still owing the association registration fees are ask to do so immediately failure to do so will results in a penalty to be determine by the executive.By: Mickey Joseph Share NewsSports Lime National 2012 basketball season basketball results by: – June 19, 2012 30 Views   no discussionscenter_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Sharelast_img read more