Green bonds represent an opportunity to channel investment away from fossil fuel risk and into more sustainable infrastructure needed to support this transition.
The issuer of a green bond pledges to spend the money raised on projects with environmental benefits. Labelling a bond “green” generates more investor interest and makes environmentally-friendly projects easier for investors to find and support. The green bond market is growing rapidly. About $3 billion in green bonds were issued in 2012 and $41.8 billion in 2015. The call for green bonds is high among investors, but there are not enough green bonds to satisfy this demand.
NSF is an approved verifier through the Climate Bonds Initiative to provide services in green bonds in North America for the following sector criteria: solar, wind, water and low carbon buildings. The Climate Bonds Standard is a tool that allows investors and intermediaries to assess the environmental integrity of bonds claiming to address climate change mitigation.
Investors are becoming more interested in incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into their investment practices. Certifying a green bond demonstrates that your organization is participating in the move towards a low-carbon economy and meets these environmental aspects.
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Assurance Program for Sustainable Assessment of Professional Services – Call for Pilot Participants
June 1, 2020
NSF International is calling for participants in a new assurance program for the NSF/ANSI 391.1 standard, the first American National Standard for sustainability in the professional services industry. The pilot will include professional service organizations, purchasers of professional services and approved certification bodies (CBs).
NSF and E-Reuse Services Collaborate to Make Electronics Reuse Conference Waste-Free for Second Year
September 19, 2019
Every year, tradeshows and conferences generate thousands of tons of waste in the form of flyers, hand-outs, packaging, coffee cups and more. A closer look reveals an estimated 60 million people attend tradeshows each year—with each attendee generating up to 20 pounds of waste. Not surprisingly, this has a significant impact on the environment.
The Spectrum of Food Safety Audits: Remote Audits, On-Site Audits and the Future of Real-Time Monitoring
October 21, 2020
NSF International Honors Food Safety Pioneer Dr. Jennifer McEntire at 2020 Food Safety Summit
October 20, 2020