When CUES asked if I would focus this month’s article on advice for working remotely during back-to-school season, I struggled at first to think of what I could contribute. I want to preface my column with a caveat—I don’t know all the answers. I don’t have a magic wand to make things go back to normal. Every situation is different. But there is one thing we all have in common: Things are different. How we work and how we lead has significantly changed over the past six months. My intent is, by sharing a few things that worked for me, that you might glean an idea or two—or at the very least, that you’ll know you are not alone.I publicly shared my own challenges when the pandemic hit this spring. I still struggle in many ways—having my three kids home for the past six(!) months has taught me that I am definitely not stay-at-home or homeschooling mom material. I’ve never been the mom who loves crafts. (In one weak moment in a Michael’s craft store last Christmas, I thought it would be a good idea to buy build-your-own gingerbread houses. Disaster.) I dislike Halloween—it’s just one more thing on my list of things to do. And during the holidays, I’ve been known to send my kids’ teachers gift cards and wine in lieu of homemade gifts. (But who doesn’t need wine and Amazon?)So I’m pretty sure the biggest lesson I have learned through all of this is that I like my life to be compartmentalized into neat sections—kids in the morning, work during the day, a little bit of kids at night, and clock out of all parenting responsibilities by 8:30 p.m. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
In addition to APG, new signatories include BlackRock and Legal & General Investment Management, Europe’s two largest institutional managers, according to IPE’s Top 400 Asset Managers 2015.Several of the signatories – including AP4, APG and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System – recently participated in a $1bn green bond issuance by the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau, Germany’s state-owned development bank.As of the end of 2014, APG’s green bond portfolio accounted for 0.5% of its corporate bond holdings, or €356m, comprising bonds issued by the European Investment Bank and GDF Suez, among others.Sean Kidney, chief executive of the Climate Bonds Initiative, said there was “enormous opportunity” to deploy green bond financing and cited financing needs arising from individual countries’ pledges to reduce carbon emissions.The organisation also launched a guide in conjunction with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), detailing how the public sector could grow the green bond market.The guide, ‘Scaling up green bond markets for sustainable development’, urged governments to develop green project pipelines to allow investors to better plan for issuances, and for participation in the Green Infrastructure Investment Coalition – an association launched this year that aims to bring together investors, governments and development banks to discuss projects.Nick Robins, co-director of the UNEP Inquiry, added that the opportunities presented by green bonds had caught the attention of policymakers.“At COP21, many discussions have centred around climate finance and the level of investment needed to bring about low carbon outcomes,” he added.“Green bond market development is seen as a real option. This report can only assist governments, policymakers and ultimately institutional investors in developing sustainable climate finance outcomes.”According to the Climate Bonds Initiative, green bond issuances so far this year have exceeded $41bn.,WebsitesWe are not responsible for the content of external sitesLink to ‘Scaling up green bond markets for sustainable development’ guideLink to Paris Green Bond Statement APG has called on governments to encourage the growth of the green bond market, arguing that a clear regulatory framework would allow it to meet its obligations to beneficiaries.The €402bn Dutch pension manager joined 26 other investors worth a total of $11.2trn (€12.1trn) in signing the Paris Green Bonds Statement, which calls for a “large and robust market that makes a real contribution to climate change”.Coordinated by the Climate Bonds Initiative, the statement is identical to one backed by Sweden’s AP funds published last year.Released as the UN climate change conference in Paris (COP21) nears its end, the statement has attracted the support of 10 new institutions, resulting in a $9trn growth in signatory assets.
Katie Ledecky is an 18-year old swimmer for the United States. She recently graduated from Stone-Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda Maryland. She swims the 400, 800, and 1500 meter freestyle events. She has been compared with the great Janet Evans, the last American to dominate these events.At the 2015 FINA World Championships in Russia, she will be chasing after the World Record she has set and re-set the last 3 years. She not only wins these races, but she dominates them like Evans did in her era. In her last races, she won the 400 by 10 meters, the 800 by 45 meters, and the 1500 meter by the same distance. The 1500 meter swim was the only one in which Janet Evans ever had a larger margin of victory.
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