Innovation Delivers Sustainable Solutions – Greenleaf Fall Newsletter

Storm season is raging and infrastructure is failing, at times with dire consequences. In places, intelligent infrastructure provides secure, efficient, and economic energy and water services. This newsletter highlights a few of those innovative practices by Greenleaf’s clients as well as updates on board members and partners who retired this year to continue working on their passions.

John Andersen celebrates dedication of Trout Bay Conservation Area

On June 16 and 17, John Andersen joined Nature Conservancy of Canada and its many conservation partners from the U.S. and Canada to celebrate the dedication of Trout Bay Conservation Area on the North Shore of Lake Superior.  You can read more here about why those assembled have been working 15 years to protect these coastal lands and waters that support so many wide-ranging species and natural communities, including the Canada Lynx, grey wolf, peregrine falcon, arctic disjunct plants, and migratory birds. Read Wendy Cridland’s thoughtful piece on the importance of this area and it’s meaning to...

Green Infrastructure in the Great Lakes Basin

Greenleaf Advisors’ President, John Andersen, was pleased to review for publication Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc’s latest report Assessing the Market Size for Large-Scale Green Infrastructure in the Great Lakes Basin. The report, funded by the Great Lakes Protection fund, evaluates “enabling private financing or private delivery to expand the use of green infrastructure in the Great Lakes basin.”

Green Bond Market and REITs

Greenleaf Associate, Liz Hypes, synthesized information gathered on green bond issuance and REITs for a commentary by S&P Global Ratings – Credit Research. First developed in 2007 by the World Bank and European Development Bank, a green bond is like a conventional bond except the debt financing issued must be used to finance or re-finance new or existing “green” activities or projects.