Thursday, March 19, 2015

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Cutting off Capital to Mountain Top Removal

Long recognized as bad for the environment and bad for communities, mountain top removal coal mining is now being challenged by investors who are telling the banks that finance the activity to stop.  This engagement tactic has also been used with banks on other project finance activities through the Equator Principles.  

The big question is does cutting off the bank lines stop the activity?

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

A New Twist on Social Impact Bonds to Rehabilitate Housing

The Richmond Community Foundation in California has come up with a great idea to sell SIBs to rehabilitate housing and engage Bay Area impact investors.