ImpactAlpha, August 11 – The proceeds from Visa’s $500 million green bond issuance are slated for investments in green buildings, renewable energy, water and wastewater management and sustainable living initiatives. Google parent Alphabet claims its $5.8 billion sustainability bond is the largest-ever issuance by a company. Sustainable bonds “are an emerging asset class,” said Google CFO
Impak Battles, an ImpactAlpha series with impak, a Montreal-based impact ratings agency, assesses the positive and negative impact of corporate operations. Each month, the agency uses its impak Score rating methodology in a head-to-head assessment of two representative companies. Last month’s edition: Nestlé vs. Danone. Next up: A comparison of the two European energy utilities.
ImpactAlpha, July 22 – There is nothing surprising about the fact that Sir Ronald Cohen has written a book on impact. What is perhaps surprising is that it has taken so long for him to do so. Cohen has an extraordinary life story. He was born in Egypt to a Jewish family that was forced